Madam Speaker, the government has taken steps to find long term solutions to the problems facing the Canadian steel industry.
On October 6, for example, the government announced the creation of a North American steel trade committee with the United States and Mexico to ensure that steel trade in North America operated as efficiently as possible for the maximum benefit of both producers and users.
The committee will allow our three countries to discuss common approaches in global discussions aimed at addressing steel issues. The government and the Canadian steel industry will work together in this committee.
Canada is also actively engaged in discussions at the OECD with major steel producing countries to bring an end to steel subsidies and steel overcapacity worldwide, the root causes of the problems in steel trade.
The government has been and remains deeply committed to enforcing Canadian laws that protect the Canadian steel industry and other sectors of the Canadian economy against unfairly traded imports.