Mr. Bob Ogle (Saskatoon East):
Madam Speaker, my question is addressed to the Prime Minister and it relates to the grave difficulties which the government of Jamaica is currently experiencing in its financial dealings as a result of a recent conflict with the International Monetary Fund.
In the absence of the Secretary of State for External Affairs, my question to the Prime Minister is this: In view of the fact that Canada has been expected to contribute an urgently needed $8 million U.S. to a World Bank program giving balance of payments support to Caribbean countries, including Jamaica, can the right hon. gentleman assure the House that this needed Canadian assistance will be made available through the World Bank, and that other official Canadian aid programs will not be hampered by this financing crisis?
Topic: ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic: VEHICLE OF FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO CARIBBEAN COUNTRIES