The Minister responsible for Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) should be from Atlantic Canada
The Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) works to create opportunities for economic growth in Atlantic Canada.
The Minister for ACOA is from Mississauga, ON. And while I respect the minister, there is a reason why ministers for "regional" economic development agencies are from the region. It's because they know the region. They know the peculiarities and nuances of the area. And arguably, they have a lot of skin in the game given that this is the region in which they live and for which they have been elected to represent the people.
This is why, as your Member of Parliament for Sackville-Preston-Chezzetcook, I will make sure our leader makes good on his promise to appoint a minister for ACOA who is from Atlantic Canada.