March 17, 1977 (30th Parliament, 2nd Session)


John Edward Broadbent

New Democratic Party

Mr. Edward Broadbent (Oshawa-Whitby):

Mr. Speaker, under the provisions of Standing Order 43, I ask the unanimous consent of the House to introduce a motion of urgent and pressing necessity. As a result of irresponsible action by the multinational ITT corporation, 107 men, many with long years of service have been made jobless with the closing of Ontario Malleable Iron in Oshawa. This action was taken without respect or concern for the employees or the community. I therefore move, seconded by the hon. member for Nanaimo-Cowichan-The Islands (Mr. Douglas):
That the government introduce legislation requiring multinational corporations to give a minimum three months' notice in advance of a plant closure and be made responsible for protecting full pension benefits of employees with 20 years or more service.

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