HANSARD: Should protecting Canadian jobs and workers be at the forefront of any decision on the net benefit of a foreign investment in Canada?
House of Commons Debate
National Security Review of Investments Modernization Act
February 17th, 2023 / 1 p.m.
Jenny Kwan Vancouver East, BC
Mr. Speaker, on the issue of protecting Canadian workers or ensuring that they are at the forefront for investments, Conservatives have a long record of prioritizing foreign investors over Canadian workers. Does the member think that protecting Canadian jobs and workers should be at the forefront of any decision on the net benefit of a foreign investment in Canada?
Marc Dalton Pitt Meadows—Maple Ridge, BC
Mr. Speaker, the Conservative Party supports a strong economy and well-paying jobs for all Canadians, regardless of their ethnicity or anything else, in all parts of our country. That is key. However, we believe that we perhaps need to look for other sources and other purchasers, rather than state-run companies, for such things as strategic mines. That is for our own and our partners' national security.