Mr. Speaker, the hon. member wants to talk about seals so let us talk about seals.
While that ambassador was there he had 121 junkets, half of which were related to the sealing industry. What did we see? We saw seal markets in Europe shut out, seal markets in Russia shut out and seal markets in China shut out and no reduction in restrictive fishing terms, nothing to reduce foreign over-fishing, and the list goes on.
The high-flying Conservative fisheries ambassador wasted thousands of dollars and accomplished absolutely nothing.
If the minister is so confident that the ambassador did a great job for Canada and it is such an important position, why has this position not been filled—