Mr. Speaker, the government has given Atlantic Canada the hook yet again.
This time it is 200 jobs at the Department of Fisheries and Oceans gone. Instead of investing in science, marine safety and fisheries management, the government is callously handing out pink slips. Add this to the 100 ACOA jobs slashed in October, and it is pretty clear the government has it in for the good people of Atlantic Canada.
Why is the government carelessly and irresponsibly slashing good-paying jobs that support Atlantic Canada? Why the grudge?