We must find a way. I will say to you that it is not easy. What interests me is the result, not the political fight. The Conservative government has clearly done its homework, but it is the first time we have seen that. Because of the economic recovery, they chose to set a short-term deadline, which is obviously what all levels of government wanted. When one is stimulating the economy, it must be done quickly. However, we must take reality into account.
Mr. Nyce, you said that you would have preferred a case-by-case approach. You have to realize that as far as other programs are concerned, for example the MRIF, people were able to comply with the deadlines, because they were spread over several years. There was no problem, and additional funding was even provided. In this case, there will be no additional amounts. The case-by-case approach will therefore be reserved for individual programs. We are talking about the recreational infrastructure program, the stimulus projects and the pipeline renewal program, that is PRECO.
Also, Mr. Nyce, for the projects that are underway, you would like the government to deal with each one on an individual basis. For those that cannot meet the deadline, you would like them to negotiate with the government right away. Is that what you are asking for?