Mr. Speaker, I would first like to thank the people of Châteauguay—Lacolle for renewing their trust in me. I would also like to thank my team of volunteers and my family, who supported me throughout the election campaign.
The propane shortage caused by the CN strike was a major blow for farmers, particularly grain farmers. People in my region and across Quebec were hard hit. I met with about a hundred of them, who had gathered outside my office on November 22 for a UPA Montérégie demonstration. I want to thank the leaders of that organization for explaining both the economic and human impacts of this situation, so that I could share that information with our government ministers.
We are relieved that the strike was over quickly and that the supply was restored.
I thank UPA Montérégie for this peaceful visit. I look forward to continuing to work together.