Hon. George S. Baker (Minister of Veterans Affairs and Secretary of State (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency), Lib.)
Mr. Speaker, the hon. member's information is incorrect. They have announced that they will do away with ACOA, wipe it out.
It was only a short while ago when the premier of Alberta and his cabinet stood and proclaimed “We do not propose scrapping the regional development programs of the federal government”. That day in Alberta is not the same as this day in Ottawa, and this policy today is just too day for Canadians.
Subtopic: Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency