Mr. Speaker, my question is for the Minister of Finance. The CPP investment board has purchased shares in Imasco which owns Imperial cigarettes. The minister says that he does not want to interfere with the investment policy of the CPP investment board.
Why does the minister not use the power under the act to issue guidelines that would make ethical screening mandatory? Why is it so difficult to say no to smoking, no to polluting and no to child labour? He has the authority. Why does he not do it?