The communique says:
The committee discussed policies which each country was following to improve its balance of payments.
That raises the whole question of the discriminatory legislation introduced by this government against United States investment. We should have liked some information in this regard. There was the pious expression of the view that the principles of non-discrimination should achieve this objective. That particular portion of the communique is in line with the viewpoint of Her Majesty's loyal opposition, which has consistently opposed the economic tinkering in which this government has engaged.
Next the automotive program was stressed by the minister, as it is in the communique. We have taken the stand that the course followed by the government in this connection is one that could only bring about retaliatory measures on the part of the United States, and that is what has happened. The communique says:
Canadian ministers expressed concern about increases in levels of certain United States tariffs arising from the recent reclassification of the United States tariff, including rates on parts and components.
That has been the position of automobile workers across Canada, that as a result of the action taken by this government in bringing about discriminatory legislation, rather than proceeding by way of encouragement through incentive, there would be retaliation; and there has been. Then the communique says:
That is referring to the Canadian government:
-that the United States government take action to correct this situation.
U.S.-Canadian Trade Meeting
There is need of action in this regard. The hon. member for Portage-Neepawa-