Mr. Speaker, it is very important for us, in Canada, to consider what is going on in the world. The things you mentioned, that is the changes in the military situation, are really important. There is more than one answer.
There are all sorts of opportunities which have to be looked at very carefully. I gave the example of North Bay. North Bay is a community very significantly affected recently by the decrease, the reduction in the base.
When I was there what was phenomenal was that three days after the budget, in the wake of this announcement that this base was going to be reduced and the NORAD headquarters was going to be moving, people from the health area, the education area and the business area were brought to the community to work together to build an integrated community network, to build a strategy for the information age that would put North Bay at the hub of the information highway in northern Ontario.
That is but one example and the examples that the hon. member chose were different. We have to look at these opportunities as we build for the future and we have to look at new technologies, just as the member suggests. Perhaps in this way we can move forward together to build for Canada the new highways, some of those information highways, other highways and trains, perhaps, that will join this country together in new ways and build a better country for all of us.