Mr. Speaker, Canada's forest sector provides good jobs for families in communities all across the country. Constituents in my riding of Long Range Mountains are extremely concerned by the unjustified anti-dumping duties announced by the U.S. against Canadian forest workers.
This government is defending the interests of softwood lumber workers by providing nearly a billion dollars to support workers, communities, and companies.
However, today I am calling on our government to do more to stand up for pulp and paper workers by extending supports to help this industry. In my hometown, Corner Brook Pulp and Paper supports middle-class jobs, provides opportunities for resident across Newfoundland, and provides a market for our wood harvesters all throughout our riding.