Mr. Speaker, the hon. member is totally incorrect. The reality is that our particular agency vastly underestimated the number of jobs which were created in our region.
The auditor general reviewed only two programs. He did not review the contribution that entrepreneurs and tourism, for example, made to the Atlantic economy.
The hon. member might be interested to know that notwithstanding the difficulties in the fisheries in Atlantic Canada, the Ministry of Fisheries and Oceans, and in particular the minister, can confirm that we do have in many parts of Atlantic Canada a viable fishery. That fishery can grow. It can be enhanced. It has to have the leadership of the private sector and as a regional agency we want to work with them in order to enhance that.