Mr. Speaker, I would like to finish up a comment from my opening remarks. Had it not been for the Bloc, the NDP and the Conservatives calling an election in late November 2005, we would have had a much better arrangement for the forest sector.
We would not have caved in to the American demands. We would not have lost the tremendous progress that had been made in the courts, and in the NAFTA and WTO panels. The industry would have had a significant portion of its U.S. duties back in its hands by way of federal advances.
Let me conclude by saying that I am not sure what benefits the parliamentary secretary was talking about. My communities have not seen any such benefits. In fact, we are already seeing the American industry and government officials challenging already, before we are even two years into the deal, the terms of the so-called softwood lumber agreement.
When he talks about industry support, it was very begrudging. It was--