Mr. Speaker, maybe we can gather from that there are two sets of books at EDC.
EDC's annual report for 1998 indicates that the crown corporation is due to receive another $97 million from the Government of Canada to bail it out for its bad loans. The government takes taxpayer dollars out of one department to give them to another and calls it a profit. That is Liberal economics at its finest, I am afraid.
Why is the government using taxpayer dollars to prop up EDC's bottom line?