Mr. Ray Hnatyshyn (Saskatoon-Biggar):
Mr. Speaker, I rise on a matter of urgent and pressing necessity with regard to the over one million unemployed persons of this country. Figures released by Statistics Canada indicate a 21 per cent decline in the job vacancy rate from November 1976 to February 1977, a 21 per cent decline in the chances of finding work for over one million Canadians. I move, therefore, seconded by the hon. member for Hamilton West (Mr. Alexander):
That the House strongly condemn this government's lack of effective job creation programs to correct the human tragedy of those thousands of Canadians currently seeking employment for whom no job is available.
Subtopic: THE CANADIAN ECONOMY
Sub-subtopic: LACK OF JOB CREATION PROGRAMS-MOTION UNDER S O. 43