Mr. Speaker, I thank the hon. member for his question.
The agency review announced yesterday that the number of governor in council appointments were reduced greatly. To clarify the situation, between November 1993 and the beginning of February the Government of Canada appointed approximately 700 persons to governor in council positions. It was actually 100 less than that because 600 were new appointments. The
previous government had appointed 1,819 in the same period. In effect we have reduced the appointments by two-thirds.