Just like the machinists union, Quebec wants to put the brakes on Bill C-10

 

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Just like the machinists union, Quebec wants to put the brakes on Bill C-10

Montreal April 21st 2016- According to the recent statements of the Quebec minister of the economy, Dominique Anglade, the Government of Quebec is concerned to see Bill C-10 adopted in haste by Ottawa because there are still no guarantees concerning the center of excellence and the purchase of the C-Series aircraft.

Here is the reaction from the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace workers spokesperson and Quebec coordinator David Chartrand:

“Yesterday as I sat in the House of commons, I witnessed the Liberals headed by Minister Garneau accusing the opposition of not respecting the wishes of the Quebec and Manitoba governments by wanting to unnecessarily prolong the debates on Bill C-10.  Minister Garneau lectured the opposition parties, saying that they were not complying with the will of the Quebec and Manitoba governments – who were not pursuing litigation because they had an agreement with Air Canada – and that their behaviour was jeopardizing the order of 45 C-series, along with the establishment of a center of excellence in the two provinces for 20 years. Today, the reaction of Minister Anglade seems to demonstrate the contrary. The improvisation of minister Garneau could make us lose everything. If the minister does not moderate his actions and does not take the time to reflect and listen to the arguments and proposals of the relevant actors on this issue, in addition to the 2 600 jobs already lost, we will lose the center of excellence and the order for the C-Series. It is unacceptable! For our part, we are going to keep the pressure on and to do everything to ensure that Bill C-10 is not implemented, because it is a threatens jobs in this country and is a threat for the aerospace and repair and overhaul industry,” says the Quebec Coordinator for the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers David Chartrand.

David Chartrand

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Quebec Coordinator IAMAW            

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