Hon. Romeo LeBlanc (Minister of Public Works):
Mr. Speaker, the Hon. Member, who himself was a Member of Cabinet though only for a short time, is putting me in a very difficult position. In his first question, he told me I had made
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some attempts at appeasement and had tried to find a compassionate solution. That is what I have done. In fact, last week's announcement reflects the results of my work.
As far as the Hon. Member's second question is concerned, which he asked after I told him that my Department's legal adviser asked me not to mention the matter or give my views since it was still before the courts, the Hon. Member is indulging in pure rhetoric.
All I can say is that I am unfortunately bound by the advice of my legal adviser not to comment on this case.
Topic: ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic: DEMAND THAT DOCUMENT BE TABLED