Hon. Guy Favreau (President of the Privy Council):
Mr. Speaker, that question concerns my department and notice of it was referred to me by the Minister of Justice and Attorney General (Mr. Cardin).
Without necessarily accepting to its full extent the assertion made in the first part of the question, I must say that all representations, all recommendations are under constant study by the minister as well as by his officials and special advisers.
In that respect, I must remind the house that a three-member committee has been appointed and that it is now carrying out an active study of the economic, social and legal aspects of the Bankruptcy Act.
Inquiries of the Ministry I am confident that as soon as I get that report I will be in a position to make all the recommendations I deem appropriate or to refer all committee recommendations, if I feel that is necessary.
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