NDP Shipbuilding Critic Peter Stoffer
(Sackville-Eastern Shore) asked the Conservative government today to invest in Canada
’s shipbuilding industry, in response to news that the federal government will
invest $900 million dollars in the aerospace sector in Quebec over the next five years.
The NDP is also asking the federal government to further protect the shipbuilding industry from talks and negotiations with the European Free Trade Association and South Korea. The proposed free trade agreements could seriously impact on Canada’s multi-billion dollar shipbuilding and repair industry if Canadian tariffs are eliminated on ships that are built in foreign countries but imported for use in Canada.