Hon. Michael Wilson (Minister of State for International Trade):
Mr. Speaker, the question of safeguards was clearly understood by the Argentine government in this recent negotiation. They were precisely the same safeguards as were applied by the former government, and it was made quite clear to them that these safeguards would apply in the contract under negotiation; there is no doubt about that.
As far as any delay by myself going to Argentina, there were a number of matters under review. These were taken into account in the process of reaching a decision to support it, and we went to Argentina as soon as those matters were complete.
Topic: ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic: INTERNATIONAL TRADE