Mr. Speaker, years of neglect and yet here the government comes again at the last minute saying that it will provide the details some day.
Port security will be linked with the Coast Guard's Marine Communication and Traffic Services, but the government has been cutting Coast Guard services since 1995.
When the fisheries committee toured MCTS facilities, we found chronic underfunding, understaffing, rust out, failed transmitters, cancelled training programs and dedicated officers under great stress. Hundreds of kilometres of Canadian coastline are not even monitored by radar.
Does the government expect to reverse 10 years of systematic abuse and neglect with last minute pre-election announcements?