I posed the following questions today (Dec. 12) in the House of Commons during Question Period.
The federal Cons needed Newfoundland and Labrador to give up local processing requirements to get a deal with Europe.
After 2 days an agreement was struck – the province has the documents to prove it.
The deal was not compensation for losses.
But a research and marketing fund to create a fishery for the future.
That was publicly announced 14 months ago.
Now, low and behold, this Conservative government says, Newfoundland and Labrador, you got it all wrong.
The obvious question, Mr. Speaker, is why didn’t this government say anything back then, before now?
The Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador has come to Ottawa today to call on the Prime Minister to honour the commitment he made to my province.
It’s well known that this Conservative Prime Minister, he is no friend to Newfoundland and Labrador.
But he made a commitment to our province and this Conservative government has an obligation to honour that commitment.
And if he thinks that New Democrats in this House will just stand by and let him break that promise, break yet another province …
Well, Mr. Speaker, the Prime Minister had better think twice.