Hon. Andre Ouellet (Minister of Labour):
Madam Speaker, I think that by asking the question, the Hon. Member realizes that several Ministers share responsibilities in that field. In the case of Government female workers, the President of the Treasury Board is reponsible as Minister who looks after public servants as a whole. In the case of female workers in the private sector, depending on prevailing conditions in that sector, and if they are covered by the Canada Labour Code, they may come under the responsibility of the Minister of Labour.
As you know, the Government has launched a dynamic technological program under the direction of the Minister of State for Economic Development. That is why I said in the first part of my answer to the Hon. Member that several Ministers share responsibilities in that field and that the report of the Economic Council of Canada will be examined by a Cabinet committee.
Subtopic: EFFECT OF HIGH TECHNOLOGY ON FEMALE WORKERS