Mr. Speaker, on October 16, ACOA announced a new $19.5 million marketing measure for the tourism industry in the Atlantic provinces.
While the federal government continues to promote tourism in New Brunswick, certain rural communities are suffering as the result of poor environmental decisions made in their regions.
Kent county, in my riding of Beauséjour—Petitcodiac, was the victim of the construction of a huge pig barn in Sainte-Marie.
The Liberal government in office at the time failed to consult the public and refused to do an environmental impact study.
The people of Kent county, who work so hard to promote tourism, are now discouraged by the smell and the negative impact of this facility.
I wonder how this Liberal government can expect the people of Kent county to attract tourists to their region when they are up to their neck in manure.