Mr. Speaker, either the minister is talking nonsense or she does not understand her own reform.
People all over eastern Quebec are angry about the uncertainty created by the Conservative government's policy of abandoning the regions.
We have lost count of this government's underhanded attacks on the regions: gutting employment insurance, abandoning the forestry industry, closing regional post offices and slashing VIA Rail's budget.
Why does the government keep attacking our regional economies? Why do the Conservatives want to suck the life out of the regions?