Mr. Speaker, I rise today to pay tribute to the remarkable work of local economic development agencies in my riding.
In particular, I would like to thank Enterprise Kent, its staff, board of directors and especially its executive director, Guy Léger.
After 24 years of outstanding service, dedication and impressive economic results, Guy Léger will be leaving Enterprise Kent when the agency closes its doors as a result of the very bad decision by the Conservatives to make cuts to all Atlantic regional economic development agencies.
Guy Léger has contributed to hundreds of economic and community successes over his quarter century of service. He will be missed by entrepreneurs and community leaders and I will miss his advice and support.
I salute Guy, his spouse, Kathy, and his family, and extend a special thank you to him on behalf of the people of my region.