MONTEBELLO, QC – Liberal Atlantic Caucus Chair Mark Eyking made the following statement today after a meeting of the Atlantic Liberal Caucus:
“All summer long members of our caucus have been on the ground speaking with people throughout Atlantic Canada. Everywhere we go the message is the same – the changes being implemented by this Conservative government are devastating for our region.
Whether it’s the changes to the E.I. system, the disproportionate level of cutbacks to local federal jobs and services, including to maritime search and rescue co-ordination centres, or proposed changes to our fisheries, such as the elimination of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans’ owner-operator and fleet separation policies, this government has shown complete disregard for Atlantic Canada. Conservative Members and Senators have blindly gone along with these changes and refused to stand up and fight for the people and the region they are supposed to represent.
The Liberal caucus will fight these changes in the House of Commons and the Senate. We will continue to stand up for Atlantic Canada and make sure that the voices of Atlantic Canadians are heard loud and clear when Parliament resumes sitting.”