Mr. Speaker, the minister completely ignored the question. I will try a different transportation mode.
In answer to an earlier question he stated that the infrastructure program was the answer to the highway repair system.
The total federal spending on the infrastucture program amounted to 40 per cent of one year's collection of federal excise revenues on fuel. The transport committee travelled from one end of the country to the other and heard from a majority of people that there had to be dedicated revenues of at least 20 per cent of that fuel tax revenue. The government ignored them.
Why does the government bother to consult with Canadians if it is going to ignore what it hears?