Mr. Speaker, my question is for the Minister of Industry.
It was brought to my attention a couple of weeks ago that the Minister of Industry contacted the MP from an abutting riding in my area and asked him to submit a list of names for the census taking. When I called the minister's office and questioned this, he stated: "Send your names in. Send them to Halifax. You do not send them to my office".
There are two lists, a and b . I was told my list could not be used until list a was used up at the minister's office.
How can the Minister of Industry justify such a political patronage system when he and his government ran on jobs, jobs, jobs for all Canadians?