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Hon. Andy Scott (Fredericton, Lib.): Mr. Speaker, tonight the reform
alliance releases its election platform and early reports show that one
thing is clear. It plans to stick it to Atlantic Canada.
The Alliance is committed to ending all funding for ACOA, privatizing CBC
television, privatizing VIA Rail, slashing the budget of HRDC, eliminating
Technology Partnerships Canada, gutting the employment insurance system,
removing mechanisms for the federal government to enforce the principles of
the Canada Health Act and eliminating subsidies for farmers and fishers. All
of this is expected to be in the Alliance's platform to be unveiled tonight.
Who wrote the Atlantic Canada section of this brutal platform? John
Mykytyshyn. With this kind of platform, the Alliance will get exactly what
it got in the last election in Atlantic Canada; zip.