Mr. J. A. Richard (St. Maurice-Lafleche):
Mr. Speaker, I should like to put a question to the Minister of National Revenue.
Is the minister aware that the Grand'Mere Knitting Mills and the Grand'Mere Handicraft, both located in the city of Grand'Mere in my riding, have permanently closed down.
According to an article published in yesterday evening's issue of La Presse, three hundred persons are out of work.
Has the government taken action in accordance with the powers conferred to the Minister of National Revenue under the legislation, either on its own or at the companies' request, in order to assist those industries?