MASSE DELIVERS FORD PETITIONS IN PARLIAMENT

Jessica John and Heather MacDonald-Ellis in House for Delivery

OTTAWA, ON –          Brian Masse M.P. (Windsor West) delivered the local Ford petitions created by Jessica John and Heather MacDonald-Ellis today in the House of Commons.  Signed by thousands of local Ford workers, the petitions call on the Government of Canada to develop a National Automotive Strategy and to review current policy to attract investment in the auto sector in order to maintain and increase jobs in automotive manufacturing. John and MacDonald-Ellis were in the public galleries this afternoon.

 

Masse stated:

 

 

Mr. Brian Masse (Windsor West, NDP): Mr. Speaker, I am honoured to present petitions on behalf of workers in my community.

 

    The petitioners call upon the government to (a) develop a national auto strategy, and (b) review current policy to track investment in the auto sector to maintain and eventually increase jobs in automotive manufacturing.

 

    I want to thank Jessica John and Heather MacDonald-Ellis for collecting over 9,000 signatures, taking action in direct response to the federal government's failed bid to secure a new small engine program to our local Ford facilities, an investment that would have exceeded $1.5 billion and created an additional 1,000 assembly jobs.

 

    Today I stand in solidarity calling for an assertive plan that actively takes action to win value-added jobs. Canadians deserve a plan.