Mr. Speaker, once again, our Conservative government has demonstrated its support for the automotive sector and the workers in this important industry.
Just a moment ago I outlined what we had done to support the industry. I will add to that impressive list with what we are doing for workers that find themselves negatively impacted by the global economic volatility in certain sectors, such as the auto sector.
These folks are facing these difficult times and it is through our initiatives, like the $1 billion community development trust, that we have provided as assistance to those people. Through this trust, we are providing the province of Ontario with over $350 million. I will quote directly from the province's recent budget. It said:
—support improved productivity and competitiveness, technology development, and training in agriculture, forestry and manufacturing (including the auto-parts sector). Initiatives will include new skills training centres—