Mr. PAUL MARTIN (Parliamentary Assists ant to the Minister of Labour):
Mr. Speaker, I was not aware of the hon. member's intention to ask this question. On Friday last the Department of Labour asked one of its officers who happened to be in that section of Ontario to cancel some other engagements he had in other industrial plants, and to proceed to Windsor at once. That officer has been in Windsor since Friday morning. Last night another officer of the Department of Labour proceeded to Windsor by air to assist in doing eveiything possible to resolve the differences, so that a halt in production might be avoided.
May I add that the department at Ottawa is alive to the matter and is in constant association and touch with its conciliation officers. Everything is being done to bring about the objective the hon. member has in mind.
Subtopic: DISPUTE AT THE PLANT OF FORD MOTOR COMPANY