moved for leave to introduce Bill C-213, an act to promote shipbuilding, 1999.
Mr. Speaker, I am pleased today to introduce a bill to promote shipbuilding in Canada.
Basically, it consists of three measures: a loan guarantee program specific to shipbuilding; a leasing write-off provision; a shipbuilding tax credit similar to the one that already exists in Quebec. These three measures were proposed two years ago by the Canadian shipbuilders' association and had the support of the interunion coalition of 4,000 shipbuilding workers in Canada.
(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)