The future of the Canadian economy will likely dominate the fall session of the House of Commons, according to three New Brunswick MPs.
Conservative MP Mike Allen contends his government is on the right track when it comes to creating jobs and boosting the economy.
Although $18 million has been cut from the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency budget, the programs that mattered have been maintained, he said.
"We've done a lot of road construction. We've done a lot of other construction, like the potash and those things are coming to an end, and we're presently now putting together new infrastructure programs," said Allen.
But Liberal MP Dominic LeBlanc says funding cuts to regional development agencies is already having an impact in his riding of Beauséjour.
"It makes these agencies' ability to serve small business people and small little municipalities, in terms of helping them get access to federal and provincial government programs, much harder," he said.
"That will have a direct hit."
Acadie-Bathurst NDP MP Yvon Godin said he believes the Conservative government is missing the boat, as far as his constituents in northern New Brunswick are concerned.
"I don't see any job creating in my area," he said.
"People have to leave and go to the west. I don't see any investment."