Mr. Speaker, I want to thank the hard-working member for Miramichi for her question.
Our government is firmly committed to defending sealing businesses and the coastal and northern communities that depend on the harvest of seals. Therefore, today I am announcing that Canada will appeal the WTO ruling that allows the European ban to continue. The ruling upholds a practice that is unfair and discriminatory toward Canada.
We call on the Liberals and the NDP to support the government's decision to appeal this unfair and incorrect ruling.