Mr. Speaker, the government will not listen to former ministers, fisherman or Canadians. It will not even listen to its own commission.
The Prime Minister created the Cohen Commission to study the most dramatic collapse in the wild salmon fishery in British Columbia's history. It has spent two years and $26 million hearing evidence on the importance of protecting salmon and salmon habitat.
Why is the government throwing away the work of the commission and gutting protections for our wild salmon fishery?