Mr. Speaker, today is a day to celebrate the way of life of northerners. This includes defending the seal hunt, which is at the very heart of the economic well-being of our communities.
Our government has been working with the European Union to negotiate access for Canadian indigenous seal products to the EU markets since the WTO decision of last year.
The seal hunt not only provides a livelihood for our families but also enables Inuit to maintain their traditional way of life.
Our government will continue to stand up for northerners and all Canadians to support this important industry in Canada and abroad.