Mr. Speaker, our government is committed to the safe, responsible and sustainable development of Canada's natural resources.
However, I can say today why the member is not asking a question on forestry. The Forest Products Association of Canada sent out a letter today to his leader, commenting on the comments of Mr. Martin of Winnipeg Centre the other day in committee. It says:
[He] repeatedly showed a complete lack of understanding and appreciation for Canada's forest products...[His] opening comments would indicate that he believed he should be elsewhere performing more important duties than addressing the challenges facing Canada's forest products...
It asks the member opposite's leader to state unequivocally that those views were not shared by the party. Would he stand up and say that?