Mr. Speaker, the government's attempt to cancel the Atlantic accord is nothing more than a slap in the face for the working families in Atlantic Canada. It has got to stop and there is an opportunity for that to happen now.
Whether they are in Nova Scotia or in Newfoundland and Labrador, people are furious because they were given a promise and then what did they see? They see the government breaking its promise when it comes to the sharing of resource revenues and equalization.
All they are looking for is a little fairness. They simply want the government to honour the word it gave at election time.
Which will it be, will the government break its promise or will it amend its budget, which is what it should do?