Other governments have managed to provide updates for their citizens and carry out their responsibilities, but of course this government has sidelined Parliament with simply a question-but-no-answer period.
Let's try something else. The forestry industry was in crisis even before the pandemic, with mills closing down and thousands of jobs lost. Eight weeks ago, Minister Freeland said, “I have had many discussions with leaders in our forestry sector and the provinces about what we can do to support the industry today.”
Meanwhile, we've had support going to the arts and we've had support going to fisheries, just to name a few, but arguably for the industry that was having some of the most numerous challenges, it has been radio silence.
That was eight weeks ago today. Can the government at least commit to releasing an updated softwood lumber transition plan before we rise?