Hon. Michael Wilson (Minister of State for International Trade):
Mr. Speaker, 1 would like to correct the hon. member. The $2.8 billion figure is somewhat inaccurate. The total amount of exports at stake here as far as Canada is concerned was about $800 million. The balance was local costs in Argentina.
The Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources and I are taking the opportunity to assess the situation with regard to the loss of this contract, in order to decide where we go from here to develop new markets for what we believe is a very important Canadian resource, the Candu reactor system.
Topic: ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic: INTERNATIONAL TRADE