Mr. Speaker, that minister should learn what is going on in his department because it surely is not moving to the effect that we would like it to be.
In responding to pressure from the Conservative Party last fall, the government claimed it shut down the stripper program. However, HRSD spokesperson, Sandy MacDonald said in today's Globe and Mail that the government has only taken a temporary hiatus in promoting the sex trade. I quote, “New applications from exotic dancers will once again be processed”.
Why is the department promising that it will start processing these applications when the government claimed it shut the program down?