Mr. Speaker, I wish to thank hon. members for their concern. I would just like to say, with great respect, that a note was passed to me yesterday in appreciation of my efforts to draw Mr. Speaker's attention to myself. The note said that if I continued these efforts much further I would lose ten pounds, and I do not think I can afford to do that.
My question is directed to the Minister of Transport, but I believe this is his day off.
Subtopic: HAMILTON, ONT.-HEARING OF BRIEFS BY TASK FORCE
Mr. Speaker, on September 27 I directed a question to the President of the Treasury Board. Has he had an opportunity to discuss the subject matter of the question directed to him? This had to do with a revision or perhaps a review of the decision that was made in terms of supporting a request of the Canadian Folk Arts Council for a grant.
Topic: ARTS. LETTERS AND SCIENCES REQUEST FOR GRANT BY FOLK ARTS COUNCIL
Mr. Speaker, I wish to direct a question to the Minister of Labour. I believe the matter is urgent. It arises as a result of the many statements evolving around the Panarctic Oil project. Would the minister undertake to commence an investigation for the purpose first of determining whether the government has been guilty of or has condoned discriminatory practices against Eskimos, as recently alleged; and second, ascertaining the benefits or otherwise derived by Eskimos in the Northwest Territories from the Panarctic Oil project and whether such persons have been affected by discriminatory practices?
Topic: NORTHERN AFFAIRS
Subtopic: PANARCTIC OIL-REQUEST FOR INQUIRY INTO EMPLOYMENT POLICY