Mr. Speaker, we all recognize that the forestry industry is in crisis. However, we should also know that this is a market crisis. Today, forestry sector representatives appeared before the Subcommittee on Canadian Industrial Sectors and acknowledged this fact. We were reminded of the importance of the softwood lumber agreement to this industry and the positive effect of the measures included by our government in the economic action plan.
Our approach is clear: we are protecting the forestry industry, the communities and, above all, the workers. While the Bloc members are just playing partisan politics, our government is implementing concrete measures that are recognized by the sector. The Bloc members should be in “solution” mode and not “destruction” mode. On this side of the House, we are taking real action.