Mr. Speaker, I thank the hon. member for his question.
It was over four years ago that Canada Economic Development identified marine sciences and technologies as a strategic development pole for Quebec maritime regions. A total of $22.6 million is allocated to this sector.
We have established Technopole Maritime du Québec and contributed to the creation of Maritime Innovation, a centre for applied research in maritime technology.
These achievements reflect the federal government's longstanding commitment to Quebec's maritime regions.