Mr. Speaker, the theme of the Liberal candidates in Berthier—Montcalm and in Lac-Saint-Jean—Saguenay is that they can get money for their region because they will become government members. According to them, constituents must vote the right way.
What does this really mean? The riding represented by the most powerful person in Ottawa for the past 10 years, the Prime Minister of Canada and member for the riding of Saint-Maurice, continues to have one of the highest unemployment rates in Quebec.
By contrast, the riding of Sherbrooke, which is proudly represented by a Bloc Quebecois member, can take pride in the fact that it has one of the highest employment rates in Quebec.
This should come as no surprise, since we know that it is for their friends that Liberal members are really good at getting money.
While Liberal members from Quebec are working for western Canada's oil industry, Bloc Quebecois members are fighting for softwood lumber workers, farmers, the unemployed, the most disadvantaged of our seniors, young families, the sick and local businesses. In short, they are working for Quebeckers, and they are proud to do so.