Mr. Speaker, the people of Lanaudière have not been spared the woes of the current economic climate.
The Conservatives claim that the economy is a priority. However, instead of investing in communities, they are spending billions of dollars on measures such as income splitting that benefit the wealthiest people but do not create a single job in Lanaudière. Ottawa is even holding back money earmarked for economic development.
At what point will the federal government finally do something meaningful to support workers and to help entrepreneurs in Lanaudière create jobs?