I come from Quebec. I was a mayor for 12 years before becoming a member of Parliament. You know what an election year looks like: all projects languish and no one wants to spend too much. There was an election in Quebec in November 2009. December 31, 2010 and March 31, 2011 are tight deadlines. If the government doesn't show some flexibility with regard to some projects, it's a foregone conclusion that some projects won't see the light of day.
Earlier, Mr. Buda was talking about fairness. I would be happy to see everyone finish at the same time, but everyone would have to start at the same time as well. I understand what you are saying. Earlier on, you clearly stated that as an issue of fairness, everyone should finish at the same time. But everyone would also have to start at the time.
I understand that this does not depend on the government, but at the some point in time, some circumstances will dictate that some people will not be able to start at the time as the others, for whatever reason.
I would like you to speak again to the issue of fairness. Earlier on, that bothered me somewhat.