Mr. Speaker, the media is reporting that certain members with national aspirations are still showing very regional biases. These members tend to make derogatory comments about Atlantic Canada based upon outdated stereotypes.
The city of Halifax is one example. It is a booming city whose growth rivals that of any other city in this country. Halifax is home to six fully accredited universities, a thriving R and D sector, a burgeoning oil and gas industry, a worldclass telecommunications hub, as well as biotechnology and medical research. The list goes on and on.
Those who want to govern the country should seek first to represent it. Attacking hardworking Atlantic Canadians and blaming them for their party's lack of support is not leadership. If they want to blame someone they are looking in the wrong direction.
I wish them good luck in building those walls. I suggest a few mirrors while they are at it.