Mr. Speaker, how can the minister stand there and reads those words—“the Canadian Tourism Commission will continue to promote Canada”—when he knows full well that is wrong? The headlines in the paper state:
Tourism Commission Axes U.S. Advertising
The Canadian Tourism Commission confirms it has eliminated all general advertising in the U.S....
International tourism is the fastest growing market in the world, and Canada has dropped from 7th place as the most visited country to 18th.
Why is the government spending money on its own propaganda rather than creating jobs for the tourism business?