I also want to add my congratulations to the mover and seconder to the Address in Reply to the Speech from the Throne and only hope that my remarks will approach theirs in eloquence and substance.
The Address-Mr. Gillies
I am also proud to be a Member of Parliament representing the riding of Don Valley, a relatively new riding. Only one member has represented it previously. It is an urban riding in the city of Toronto, a riding with all the problems of any metropolitan riding in this country at this time.
May I bring to the attention of hon. members on the government side a particular institution which is located in Don Valley. I am speaking of Glendon College, part of York University. Although I realize fully that education is under provincial responsibility, Glendon College is perhaps unique in Canada in that it is a totally bilingual college. Knowing of the government's great interest in developing bilingual programs in Canada, I hope it will see fit to be responsive to the goals of that college.
The problems besetting Don Valley riding are the problems of Canadians in urban areas; the problems of housing, transportation, and, more particularly, those of economics which are plaguing all Canadians today. It is to these issues I wish to turn my attention this afternoon; to those aspects of the Speech from the Throne that are concerned with the economic situation.
I am always surprised so many people believe that the type of economic performance found in any country, province or town is the result of some sort of magic and that they cannot do anything about it. This may have been true 100 years ago, perhaps even 50 years ago, but it has certainly not been true at any time since 1936 when Lord Keynes published his great book, "The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money."
Topic: ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic: SPEECH FROM THE THRONE