Mr. Speaker, Conservatives never campaigned on gutting environmental protection, but that is exactly what they are doing.
I will read a quote:
This is a covert attempt to gut the Fisheries Act...it’s appalling [to] be attempting to do this under the radar.
Who said that? It was former Conservative fisheries minister Tom Siddon.
He also said:
The minister...is the one remaining...person in Canada to protect this marvellous, historically important resource...our fishery. That's his job.
The question is, why will this minister not do his job?