Mr. Speaker, before the pandemic, Canada was the only industrialized country without a national aerospace strategy.
The crisis sent the entire aviation industry into free fall. At stake are 240,000 good jobs, the vast majority of them in Quebec. Layoffs are on the rise, orders are being cancelled, and workers are worried about their future. Today, the machinists' union is sounding the alarm and demanding an emergency response plan and a national strategy, which the NDP supports.
Everyone in the aerospace sector is wondering if there is actually a pilot on board.