Hon. Bud Cullen (Minister of Employment and Immigration):
Mr. Speaker, it would probably be incorrect for me to say that we can take action that might avert these particular lay-offs. I can say that our manpower consultative service people are meeting with the company today, and it would be my hope that they would see fit to set up a manpower consultative committee in the interests of assessing what can be done for the individuals who are laid off, or who face lay-off.
Subtopic: ANNOUNCED LAY-OFFS AT IRON ORE COMPANY OF CANADA- GOVERNMENT POSITION