Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague for his excellent work as chair of the tourism caucus of the House.
Tourism has strong support from the government. We are spending $800 million over two years on tourism. In addition, budget 2008 has allocated $24 million for tourism related infrastructure on the St. Lawrence and Saguenay, $9 million for national museums and $25 million for the Olympic torch relay. Tourism income has increased for 17 consecutive quarters.
We are working hard to help achieve significant progress for tourism in our country.