Why are Liberals against coming here?
The House of Commons Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration is currently doing a study on immigration to Atlantic Canada. As part of our ongoing negotiations regarding committee business, I proposed that the committee travel to Atlantic Canada this summer to hear directly from people in the region.
It is important that we understand the difficulties being faced by employers and business owners in Atlantic Canada and doing this work on the ground would give committee members from all parties the best feedback possible.
Imagine our surprise then as the Liberal MPs on the committee voted down the notion of travel. What are they afraid of? They hold every seat in Atlantic Canada so one would think this would represent an excellent opportunity for them to showcase their government’s work on this important issue.
It really is a head-scratcher as to why the Liberals would not want the committee to visit them on their home turf. Questions should be put to the Liberals by voters in Atlantic Canada on this important matter.
David Tilson, MP Dufferin-Caledon , Vice-Chair, Standing Committee Citizenship and Immigration