Hon. Robert K. Andras (Thunder Bay-Nipigon):
Mr. Speaker, I have a question for the Prime Minister on that same matter with regard to the negotiations with Mexico. In view of the fact that as of May there was an initialed agreement with Mexico providing for the sale of 50,000 barrels a day in 1980, and 100,000 barrels a day in 1981, to Canada, that that agreement simply awaited the planned arrival in Canada of the President of Mexico, for final ratification and announcement, that the price between Canada and Mexico was at world prices and not spot prices, that I am informed- of which I would like to have confirmation and explanation- that the only contact with Mexico on that agreement since the election is a message to scratch the word "Petro-Canada" from the agreement, and that there have been no further serious negotiations of any substance whatsoever, can the Prime Minister confirm and explain the neglect, in the face of a potential shortage of oil with which we are all dealing right now?
Topic: ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic: NEGOTIATIONS WITH MEXICO FOR OIL SUPPLY