April 21, 1980 (32nd Parliament, 1st Session)


Ian Deans

New Democratic Party

Mr. Ian Deans (Hamilton Mountain):

Madam Speaker, 1 rise, under the provisions of Standing Order 43, on a matter of urgent and pressing necessity.
This weekend, further cutbacks in employment in the auto industry were announced. It is now generally agreed that the industry is in need of major overhaul and that the auto pact is not providing adequate protection for the Canadian industry and Canadian workers. I, therefore, move, seconded by the hon. member for Winnipeg North Centre (Mr. Knowles):
That a parliamentary committee be struck for the purpose of reviewing the state of the auto industry, the auto pact and the government's responses, and that this committee meet immediately with industry, union and government representatives for the purpose of making recommendations to the government on an appropriate course of action which it should follow in dealing with the
future of the industry in Canada and the terms and conditions which Canada should require be included in the auto trade pact.

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