I know that is what you said, Mr. Rocheleau. What we, on the other hand, need to know is whether there is truly a need for $930 million. Your party even maintains that $1 billion is needed and that 190,000 people will be affected. Surely you crunched the numbers in order to come up with that figure. I don't know you that well, but I do know you well enough to know that as a rule, you are very meticulous. That being the case, are you not misleading people when you maintain that 190,000 people will be affected? After all, the people you represent take you at your word. Now you're admitting today that you are no more certain of these figures than we are. I am not trying to argue with you, but it is important to understand your perspective and why you are here today supporting this initiative. You say you support the bill because it will help 190,000 people, but there is no evidence to support that claim.
I was hoping to get some clear answers from you today, but you seem to be pulling numbers out of thin air.