Mr. Speaker, my question is directed to the Minister of Industry.
In June 1995 the Bureau of Competition Policy outlined a review of the Competition Act. At that time a discussion paper was circulated to obtain feedback on several proposed changes to this act.
The Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers produced a paper which outlines strong arguments against the bureau's recommendation to repeal the price discrimination and promotional allowance provisions of the act.
Would the minister assure the House and the independent grocers across Canada that their concerns will be explored before any other changes to the act are adopted?