Mr. Claude Ellis (Regina City):
Mr. Speaker, this question is directed to the Minister of Public Works and arises out of his answer to a question I asked on Saturday last regarding government assistance to home construction in Canada. In view of the fact that only $90 million remains available for direct lending under the National Housing Act, what steps does the government intend taking to provide additional government money for housing through the agency loan plan?
If the government does not intend to amend the National Housing Act this session for that purpose, what steps does it intend taking to ensure that the $1,400 million mortgage money required to meet the government's stated objective this year will be made available?
Subtopic: INQUIRY AS TO PROVISION OF ADDITIONAL FEDERAL FUNDS