Mr. Speaker, the minister should consult the main estimates on page 7-2. There is no increase in the budget. It is clear and these are the numbers from his own government.
Not only is the government not making any extra effort to help the regions, but it is also making ruthless cuts to not-for-profit economic organizations.
How will the minister explain to the thousands of people in the regions who are losing their jobs that his ill-informed decision will hurt them rather than help them?