Mr. W. M. Howe (Wellington-Grey-Dufferin-Waterloo):
Mr. Speaker, I have a question for the President of the Treasury Board as Acting Prime Minister. When the automotive trade pact was signed some years ago there was a great deal of concern over the loss of millions of dollars in tariffs. The explanation given was that this would be compensated for by the number of new jobs. If, as it would appear, many main and supporting plants could be closed down as a result of changes in the United States approach, does the government have in mind any change in the tariff structure to compensate for the loss of employment opportunities for Canadians?