Mr. Speaker, according to Manufacturiers et Exportateurs du Québec, the economic impact of the rail blockades is estimated at $100 million a day, and that is just in Quebec. The budget envelope for Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions is $300 million annually. In just three days, the blockades have undone everything the federal agency and the government hoped to accomplish in an entire year. We have already heard the platitudes repeated by the Prime Minister, the Minister of Transport and the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness.
What does the Minister of Economic Development have to say about this to the exporters, entrepreneurs and farmers in our regions?