|These comments are direct quotations from the Hansard
Mr. Dick Proctor (Palliser,
NDP): Mr. Speaker, the Minister of Industry will be aware that within
the cattle industry there is growing belief that the $460 million in
federal and provincial moneys in compensation for the mad cow crisis was
There is a widespread feeling that packing plants indirectly benefited
most by ensuring prices remained artificially low, thus guaranteeing that
maximum federal and provincial dollars were spent.
Will the minister responsible for the Competition Bureau ask the bureau to
investigate whether there was indeed collusion and price fixing within the
meat packing industry this summer?
Hon. Allan Rock (Minister of Industry, Lib.): Mr. Speaker, this is
the first I am hearing of it, but if the member will share with me some
details of his question, I will be happy to look at it and speak with him