Monday, March 31, 2014

ACOA changes fail to address root problem - rampant Conservative patronage

I posed the following question today (Monday, March 31st) during Question Period in the House of Commons:

Mr. Speaker,

Conservatives are once again ducking accountability at ACOA.

The Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency will no longer prepare reports on regional disparity ... hiding any negative impact of eliminating the Enterprise Cape Breton Corporation.

Conservatives also used their monster budget bill to scrap ACOA's board.

The board had guaranteed regional representation and could have been fixed to provide proper oversight.

The real problem with ACOA is obvious, Mr. Speaker - rampent Conservative patronage.

So why is the government mismanaging ACOA and reducing oversight ever further?

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