Mr. Speaker, a week ago today, New Brunswick was hammered by an ice storm.
Nearly 13,000 homes remain without electricity or heat in the month of February. Warming centres and shelters in Miscou, Shippagan, and Lamèque are still overflowing.
On Monday, I asked the Minister of National Defence why it took three days after the request from the Province before the troops arrived. No response.
My question is for the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness. The federal government responded swiftly to the fires in Fort McMurray and the floods in Calgary and Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu. Why the radio silence for New Brunswick?