Mr. Speaker, those lines do not fly here, and they do not fly in Hamilton.
In just two weeks, 1,000 steelworkers are likely to be locked out by a company whose purchase of Stelco the Minister of Industry approved. The minister said that he has “a lot of sympathy” for the workers, but that there was nothing his government could do.
Steel workers do not need sympathy. They need a steel sector strategy that will protect Canadian production and Canadian jobs.
Will the minister admit that signing off on the foreign takeover by U.S. Steel was a mistake and apologize to the hard-working men and women of Local 1005 for bungling this file?