Mr. Sid Parker (Kootenay East-Revelstoke):
Madam Speaker, I rise, under the provisions of Standing Order 43, on a matter of urgent and pressing necessity.
In the throne speech we were promised that this government's procurement would be used vigorously to encourage the creation and expansion of Canadian businesses. In light of the fact that the Department of Supply and Services recently purchased several thousand tires from Hungary for use in the Post Office, even though there are over 2,000 Canadian rubber workers unemployed in our tire industry at this time, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Beaches (Mr. Young):
That this House instructs the Minister of Supply and Services to ensure that all future tires purchased by his department come from Canadian manufacturers employing Canadian workers.
July 9, 1980
Subtopic: SUPPLY AND SERVICES