All of our infrastructure programs are done through contribution agreements. An agreement is signed between the Government of Canada—in this case Minister Baird—and the recipient, in these cases the various towns, municipalities, and, in one case, the Province of Ontario.
The agreement lays out the terms and conditions under which the money will flow. It includes how claims will be submitted and how bills will be paid. It includes audit provisions. It includes what information is required to conclude the project, communications protocols, etc. It imposes conditions on the recipients that they have to meet in order to receive the funding.