November 21, 2005 (38th Parliament, 1st Session)


Jacques Saada


Hon. Jacques Saada (Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec and Minister responsible for the Francophonie, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, as far as I am concerned, that party has no credibility when it comes to regional development.
Voting against a bill that would have enabled us to intervene does nothing for their credibility. Voting against a budget that would have protected regional development—as that party did—does nothing for their credibility.
We are working diligently and intelligently on this highly complex issue with the full intention of helping our people, but not with the grandstanding approach the Bloc members would like.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Softwood Lumber
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