Mr. Speaker, I rise in the House today to raise awareness on a crucial issue for Canadian businesses and to give them a call to action.
The issue is the year 2000 computer problem. The Minister of Industry appointed an industry led task force to review the state of readiness of Canadian businesses. The task force has reported that the current economic outlook for Canada in year 2000 is now at risk because too many businesses have failed to start the repair and replacement of technology. Too many businesses are putting this off. Too many are ignoring the inevitable.
The all party industry committee is reviewing the task force report. We will be working together to raise awareness of the issue and to send an urgent call for action.
All of us must work to ensure Canadians are prepared for the year 2000. We must take action and take it now.