Mr. Speaker, I do not believe the phrase "we knew all along" squares with the answer just given by the Prime Minister, and 1 have given notice that I intend to raise this as a question of privilege.
By way of a supplementary question, may 1 ask the Prime Minister, since the National Energy Board, on the one hand, is telling the government that oil shortages are possible and, on the other hand, is still permitting the export of fuel oil to the United States and now has also approved massive exports of natural gas to the United States, how can the people of Canada have any faith in the National Energy Board and in this government about energy supplies? Why does the Prime Minister not admit that this government does not know whether it is coming or going on the issue of energy supplies?
Topic: ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic: POSSIBILITY OF OIL SHORTAGES THIS WINTER