Mr. Speaker, more job losses can be added to the long list of Conservative failures when it comes to the economy.
In Longueuil, the Provigo Le Marché supermarket is the latest victim. The 80 people who are losing their jobs are not the only people in the community who will suffer. All the organizations that benefited from the generous support of the owner, André Tremblay, will also suffer.
As communities become generally poorer, people buy more foreign-made products, which are of lower quality but cheaper. They buy more and more goods from Walmart, stores like Provigo close, and the downward spiral continues.
Will the Conservatives finally acknowledge that their economic policies are having a serious impact on communities like Longueuil?