IN THE HOUSE | Question ~ NDP CALLS FOR FULL-SCALE EMERGENCY MEETING TO PREVENT AUTO-SECTOR JOB LOSSES
Published: November 28, 2018
Categorised in: In the House
42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Context : Question
Mr. Peter Julian (New Westminster—Burnaby, NDP): Mr. Speaker, yesterday the industry minister said in the House “read my lips”. The people of Oshawa have been reading those lips all week and what they see is a Liberal government that will do nothing to save their jobs.
The Prime Minister is throwing away another $14 billion to corporate CEOs but has shown that he is not willing to do a thing for Oshawa auto workers and thousands of others whose jobs are threatened by the closure.
Why has the Prime Minister not convened an emergency meeting of labour, business and elected representatives to save those jobs? Why will the Liberals not act?
Right Hon. Justin Trudeau (Prime Minister, Lib.): Mr. Speaker, if the member opposite had better relations with labour he might have learned that I sat down with Jerry Dias yesterday and had an excellent conversation with labour about what we were going to do on next steps to fight for those GM jobs, to support our workers.
We are going to continue to work with labour, with industry and with workers and local community leaders right across the country but particularly in Oshawa right now to make sure that we are doing everything we can to support those families.