Mrs. Jane Stewart (Brant)
Mr. Speaker, it is with great concern and regret that I announce a plant closing in my riding of Brant.
Today Inter-City Products Canada Limited is closing its Elgin Street plant in the city of Brantford. Three hundred men and women will be looking for employment come tomorrow. Inter-City has been part of our community for 45 years. It has had to rationalize and downsize as a result of today's economic climate.
Our local Canada Employment Centre and the Industrial Adjustment Service are working with the company and with the union to support the employees. But I would encourage our ministers to continue to push hard with the infrastructure program in Ontario, with the initiatives that we have in support of small and medium-sized business and to develop new opportunities for our young people.
Brant needs this and so does Canada.
Topic: Statements By Members
Subtopic: Inter-City Products Canada Limited