It is the first time that we are confronted with a deadline, a timeline that some municipalities cannot meet, for reasons over which they have no control. That must be explained.
Mr. Nyce and Mr. Cunningham, you have presented certain examples. The government must be made to understand that from the perspective of regulation—you referred to Fisheries and Oceans Canada, etc.—it is not easy when the time comes to deal with each case on an individual basis. Sometimes, it is not a question of money but rather one of will. Permits are required, we cannot begin without that. In Quebec, one must have the government's authorization before beginning the work. That is the reality in Quebec. All of the work done beforehand is not paid for by the government. Authorizations are required, and people must understand that.
Do you have any examples?