Mr. Warren Allmand (Noire-Dame-de-Grace):
Mr. Speaker, I would like to move a motion under Standing Order 43 on a matter of urgent and pressing necessity. Yesterday, Northern Electric in Montreal announced extensive lay-offs at its Laurentian Boulevard plant, including the transfer of 300 to 600 jobs to Ontario and other locations. With these lay-offs the total number of lay-offs during the past year by Northern Electric amounts to approximately 2,000 jobs. Consequently I move:
That the entire question of Northern Electric lay-offs in Montreal be referred to the Standing Committee of Labour, Manpower and Immigration for investigation and report.
Subtopic: LABOUR CONDITIONS
Sub-subtopic: NORTHERN ELECTRIC, MONTREAL-LAY-OFFS AND JOB TRANSFERS-REQUEST FOR UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO MOVE MOTION UNDER S.O. 43