May 15, 1989 (34th Parliament, 2nd Session)


Dawn Black

New Democratic Party

Ms. Dawn Black (New Westminster-Burnaby):

Mr. Speaker, my question is for the Minister of Employment and Immigration who is also the Minister responsible for the Status of Women. In British Columbia, the Government's new fish landing regulations have threatened some 6,000 processing jobs. On the Atlantic Coast, corporate decisions to close facilities and lay off workers is now threatening the livelihood of several hundred workers. Considering that approximately 70 per cent of these workers are women, many of them visible minority women, who are currently receiving fair wages, how does the Minister expect these women to feed themselves and to feed their families now that her Government, through its actions, have destroyed these jobs?

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