Now I'd like to come back to one of the areas I'm especially concerned about and interested in. I've had the opportunity over the last couple of years to travel to many universities and colleges across Canada. Every institution has expressed their gratitude for the knowledge infrastructure fund, how timely it was, how it was targeted to the needs of the institutions, and how it allowed them to play a critical role in enhancing a training opportunity for students.
As Mr. Dunlop mentioned, you have also tied in things such as energy efficiencies, the teaching capacities, and research capacities, and I've been able to measure the impact that's associated with that. As a matter of fact, last Friday I was with a group of MPs who went to Alberta. We went to Red Deer College and University of Calgary. We were able to take a look at some of the innovation that had taken place, and how they look at positioning themselves for the future. So they've been able to take that information as well.
As we take a look at this major input into universities, which isn't traditionally something that is done by the federal government, I wonder if perhaps you could outline for the committee what measures the government put in place to ensure that taxpayers' money was indeed spent not just wisely, but appropriately.