Mr. Speaker, my government colleague can stand up and claim there is no problem, but that is just not the truth.
Anyone who thinks the minister can do his job properly when his personal ties prevent him from talking to the Irvings is dreaming. Not only do the Irvings own the shipyard, but a member of the family is on the board of the Atlantic Salmon Federation, another file that falls under the Minister of Fisheries' jurisdiction.
The Prime Minister must do what needs to be done and choose a different minister.
When will he do so?