Mr. Speaker, our government understands that rural communities face unique challenges, requiring unique solutions.
Since my appointment as minister of rural economic development, I have visited rural communities across the country to hear directly from Canadians, including in my hon. colleague's riding. We have heard from stakeholder groups, local governments and small business owners. The feedback we have been receiving has been immensely helpful in getting the message out, which we will make sure will help form our national economic development strategy.
I look forward to continuing the work to develop this strategy, bringing it back to the House soon and sharing these opportunities with all Canadians.