HOUSE OF COMMONS INDUSTRY COMMITTEE COMING TO WINDSOR

Windsor, On- Today Brian Masse, Member of Parliament for Windsor West and Industry and Border critic, joined by representatives of local manufacturing companies, announced that the House of Commons standing committee on Industry, Science, and Technology will hold hearings in Windsor on the challenges to the manufacturing industry.

“This is an opportunity for firms in the manufacturing, automotive parts, tool, die, and mould sectors to inform the committee about what is happening in the industry, in this region, and how to better compete around the world. Having the hearings in this community, the centre of the automotive industry in this country, outside the bubble of Ottawa provides that rare circumstance where members of the committee experience and listen to the business leaders of this area. Windsor’s voice will be heard,” Masse declared.

The House of Commons standing committee on Industry, Science, and Technology is holding hearings concerning the manufacturing sector in Canada based on a study that was released earlier this year about challenges the industry faces. The committee will be travelling during the week of November 20-25, 2006. Witnesses will be testifying in five cities with Windsor being one of them. Representatives from local firms are encouraged to testify. Those wishing to do so please contact the Office of Brian Masse, M.P. at 519-255-1472.