Thank you, Mr. Gourde.
There is a moment left, so I'm going to take the chair's prerogative and make one point of clarification and ask one brief question.
First, Mr. Deputy Minister, far from being a circus, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in my riding of Winnipeg is a magnificent architectural triumph, and it's second to none in terms of the design, the skill, and the craftsmanship that have gone into it. The Canadian Museum for Human Rights will be to Winnipeg what the Sydney Opera House is to that city. It's an iconic addition to the landscape that we're very proud of.
Let me preface this by saying that there's been more private fundraising for that museum than for all other museums in the country combined in their total histories—$130 million in private fundraising. In contrast, the Museum of Nature in downtown Ottawa had a 100% cost overrun and not one penny of private fundraising. The federal government cut them a cheque and they're increasing their budget this time.
Why are you cutting $21 million out of the budget of our Canadian Museum for Human Rights when we have passed the hat and shaken every bush in the country to raise private money, and when you're giving more money to the Canadian Museum of Nature when they haven't lifted a finger to help themselves? It's a $21 million cut. We're already digging out of the program budget to finish the capital project because of an 8% cost overrun. You had a 100% cost overrun in the Museum of Nature and you didn't bat an eye to make them whole. How do you explain that?