Mr. Speaker, I have two things to say on the subject. First, the Minister of the Environment (Mr. Caccia) is returning to Ottawa from Europe where he attended the acid rain meetings. This was well known by my colleagues in the Opposition.
I was informed that an agreement had been reached to let this Bill go through all stages without debate, but obviously it was not a firm agreement. If the Hon. Member does not want the Bill to go through without the Minister present, then the Bill will not go through because the Minister will not be back on time. However, his Parliamentary Secretary is here. He is an excellent Parliamentary Secretary who is prepared to speak. We were not putting up any speakers because we thought we had an agreement not to speak on this Bill. But the Hon. Parliamentary Secretary is here and is prepared to speak on the second reading motion on the Bill.
Topic: GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic: MINGAN ARCHIPELAGO NATIONAL PARK ACT