Mr. Speaker, I am familiar with the company and I do recognize the uniqueness of this particular outfit which is filling a niche market.
What we are calling for today in the House by no means denies the unique situation of such a company in Winnipeg. What we are calling for today are some changes in attitude and in policy that will help deal with the need for modernization to occur across the board in many of these companies and ensure that the industry has a competitive footing vis-à-vis this industry around the world.
What we are asking today is what do we have to compare in terms of the limited amount that the Liberals are willing to put into the textile sector to prevent a wholesale loss of the Canadian textile industry compared to the awakening giants, like China and India, that are set to overwhelm world markets? Where will investors go for a long term stable return? What real protection is the government offering Canadian workers? These are the issues at hand today.
Through a more proactive set of recommendations and actions by the government, I think we can help companies that want to modernize and be at the top of their game around the world, but it would also ensure that we have a viable industry in Canada right across the board.