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External Affairs - Request that Canada join OECD subcommittee on marine construction - Commons Debates

Mr. Serge Joyal (Hochelaga-Maisonneuve): Mr. Speaker, my question is for the hon. Secretary of State for External Affairs.
In my view of the fact that in the Speech from the Throne, the Government promised to reactivate our shipbuilding industry, does it intend to ask for a change in Canada's status on the OECD subcommittee on shipbuilding, since its two potential competitors, Sweden and Japan, are full-fledged members, while Canada has only an observer status?

Hon. Flora MacDonald (Secretary of State for External Affairs): Mr. Speaker, I will be glad to take that question as a representation and get back to the hon. member.