Thank you very much, Mr. Chair.
Mr. Gooch, it will come as no surprise to you that I want to direct the question to you. Thank you for being here and for your continued advocacy on behalf of the six small airports that are part of the National Airports System, which includes the one in my riding.
Your advocacy successfully resulted in the committee unanimously recommending in the last round of budget consultations that this situation be remedied. The fact that you're still here and still beating that drum indicates that the recommendation has not yet been adopted, so thank you.
My question for you relates in part to some information we received from the Atlantic Canada Airports Association, from Monette Pasher, who does excellent work there. I think I also heard from Mr. Khan that phase two of the infrastructure program anticipates a transportation and trade corridor program.
The last and largest injection of federal funds that the airports in question, the six small airports that are part of the National Airports System, received was back in 2010 under the gateways fund. What did we learn, or what should we have learned from the last infusion in 2002 under the gateways fund that can be and should be incorporated into any new program such as this transportation and trade corridor that's being anticipated this way around? What advice would you have?