Mr. Speaker, it is clear the government just does not seem to get it, that cuts to parks, cuts to environmental protection hurt local economies.
Many coastal communities depend on the fishery and they depend on the laws that protect fish habitat.
The Minister of Fisheries and Oceans is shirking his responsibility. He is abandoning our fishing industry, while giving the oil industry greater leeway to pollute and destroy fish habitat.
Why is the minister putting our oceans, our lakes and rivers and our fishing communities at risk?