Statement made on 12 June 2012 by Senator Jane Cordy
Hon. Jane Cordy:
In her reply to Senator Mercer, the leader said that Minister Finley has consulted with her provincial counterparts. Interestingly enough, a couple of weeks ago the Atlantic premiers got together — Premier Ghiz from Prince Edward Island, Conservative Premier Dunderdale from Newfoundland and Labrador, Conservative Premier Alward from New Brunswick and Premier Dexter from Nova Scotia — and all said that they had received no consultation, none, from the minister.
What Minister Finley did say to the editorial board of the Chronicle-Herald was that she did consult, as Senator Mercer said, with all Conservative MPs. One would have to assume, and perhaps the leader can correct this, that my Conservative MPs from Nova Scotia — Peter MacKay, Gerald Keddy and Greg Kerr — all agree wholeheartedly with the changes that have been made to EI in this budget. Would that be correct?
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