May 31, 1993 (34th Parliament, 3rd Session)

NDP

Iain Francis Angus (Whip of the N.D.P.)

New Democratic Party

Mr. Iain Angus (Thunder Bay-Atikokan):

Mr. Speaker, the question I have for the member asks about the part of the opposition motion dealing with unemployment and the continued inability of the government to address the tragedy of unemployment, especially among the young and particularly with regard to training and education.
In a confidential internal memo from the assistant deputy minister of aviation within Transport Canada that was partially quoted in The Toronto Star today, there is a section that says it will save $230,000 by cutting all student jobs except selected jobs on co-op programs.
I want to ask the member for the government if he supports the decision of the bureaucrats of Transport Canada to remove $230,000 from wages for students. We know it is very difficult for a student to get a job, to earn enough to go back to university or to college. Does he support the decision by Transport Canada to cut these jobs this summer?

Topic:   GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic:   ALLOTTED DAY, S. O. 81-YOUTH EMPLOYMENT
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