Madam Speaker, I welcome my colleague to the chamber. I have a question for him.
It is very difficult for our sons and daughters to be involved in the fishery these days. We are looking at a situation where most management decisions based on science are going to go through a pattern of quick decisions and last-minute decisions. The people who are serious about the fishery, not only in Newfoundland and Labrador but throughout the rest of the country, will be in a position where there is complete uncertainty, uncertainty for my riding and for his riding. Therefore, the government has to get serious about this. The cuts that the Conservatives talk about proves that this will be a bad situation that will become worse in the very near future.
My colleague has a point. Where is that $4 billion going to come from?
How badly will this impact the management decisions, particularly in science, in the Department of Fisheries and Oceans?