Madam Speaker, I listened carefully to my colleague's speech, which would raise the eyebrows of any environmental stakeholder.
I think that making a connection between the environment and the oil sands is not just slightly off base, it is dead wrong.
My colleague also spoke about western Canada's feeling of alienation, which immediately brought a question to mind.
Does my colleague know that, from 2017 to 2020, western Canada received $22 billion for the oil and gas industries alone, while in that same period Quebec's forestry industry received only $827 million?
We are talking about $22 billion for one industry and $827 million for the other. I am wondering why western Canada feels alienated when Alberta, in particular, is the province that receives the most money from the federal government.
Should the government not be working to ensure that the forestry industry receives just as much federal funding as the fossil fuel industry?