New Democratic Party
Mr. Ian Deans (Hamilton Mountain):
Madam Speaker, I rise, under the provisions of Standing Order 43, on a matter of urgent and pressing necessity.
As a result of the massive lay-offs in the auto industry which have resulted from the inability of the Canadian government to enforce the "fair share" provisions of the existing auto pact, with subsequent economic hardship to Canadians, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Winnipeg North Centre (Mr. Knowles):
That this House instruct the Secretary of State for External Affairs, and the Minister of Industry, Trade and Commerce, to proceed forthwith to Washington for the purpose of renegotiating the auto trade pact in order to ensure that the Canadian industry receives a proper share of all manufacturing in the auto industry based on the Canadian percentage of total sales in the North American market.