First of all, I want to be fair to all parties. The government made it very clear to us right from the onset that this was not a long-term infrastructure catch-up program; this was a job creation program, and I think on balance it was largely successful.
The very rigid deadline has been a source of concern. You are quite correct, there are a lot of complications in delivering infrastructure projects. Aside from the inherent complexities of design and construction, you are quite right, the climatic challenges in Canada are severe. A well, we have three layers of government, sometimes four, and the coordination of regulatory approvals can be vexing.
We understand the government's intent; they don't want an open-ended program. We do understand that you need to have a deadline if you want things to get done, but I think we're asking for some pragmatism. Some of the delays are legitimate and justifiable. We're not asking for new money to be committed to this program; we understand this was a one-time program. We're simply looking at some flexibility in disbursing the previously announced funds. We're just looking for the practical.