Absolutely not, Mr. Chair. Without exception, every Canadian company working in this area has repeatedly told us that they are ready, willing and able to be competitive, that the $12 billion target—which is a lot of jobs here in Canada— is perfectly attainable and that they are ready to sign contracts already. To date, some have been signed, to a value of around $1 billion. Personally, I am convinced that the companies are right and that they can reach the targets.
On October 6th, 2010. See this statement in context.