The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Morneau (Minister of Finance), seconded by Mr. Garneau (Minister of Transport), — That Bill C-101, An Act to amend the Customs Tariff and the Canadian International Trade Tribunal Act, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Finance;
And of the amendment of Mr. O'Toole (Durham), seconded by Mr. Carrie (Oshawa), — That the motion be amended by deleting all the words after the word “That” and substituting the following:
“the House decline to give second reading to Bill C-101, An Act to amend the Customs Tariff and the Canadian International Trade Act, because it fails to:
(a) take into consideration regional disparities in industry needs, specifically, that domestic producers only minimally supply certain steel products to British Columbia, Quebec, and Newfoundland and Labrador;
(b) add a geographic exclusion, either exempting British Columbia, Quebec, and Newfoundland and Labrador from the proposed safeguards or allocating a dedicated share of the regional quota to British Columbia, Quebec, and Newfoundland and Labrador;
(c) stipulate specific tariff and trade disruption relief to steel fabricators;
(d) mandate that the funds collected through retaliatory tariffs on the United States go to support small and medium-sized Canadian steel and aluminium fabricators and retailers impacted by the application of the retaliatory tariffs; and
(e) grant specific product exclusions for certain steel products that are not produced in commercial quantities in Canada to avoid the negative economic impact of safeguards on critical public infrastructure projects like the Champlain Bridge, the Muskrat Falls Hydroelectric Dam, the Site C Dam, and projects of national economic importance like LNG Canada.”.
The debate continued.