At Infrastructure Canada, at this time, one of our biggest challenges and biggest criticisms of members of Parliament on both sides of the House, and of provinces, of municipalities, of territories, was that the process was moving far too slowly. So we moved quickly at the height of the economic downturn to approve infrastructure projects.
I'm pleased that this fund...and this was 32 projects out of some 23,000 projects that were approved by the federal government. They were all public infrastructure projects. We did similar projects in different parts of the country in other programs. I'm pleased that we didn't even spend the full amount of this fund; in fact, it was under-spent. All that was spent was not even spent in the region in question. It was spent in neighbouring regions.
Every single dollar of all 32 projects is accounted for; not one single penny is missing. It's all in public infrastructure. There's no private benefit. Whether it's a provincial highway, a public airport authority, or a local town park, every single dollar is accounted for. It's all public infrastructure that will benefit people in those communities and those who visit them for decades to come.