Mr. Speaker, the minister is going to get railroaded or he is going to fight back and show he is the little engine that could.
The new Liberal leader was completely silent as every penny of the $7 billion surplus went to the debt. How can spending $700 million on rail tie his hands if spending $7 billion on the debt does not? A dollar is gone whether it is invested in our future or it is put against the debt.
Will the minister call the new Liberal leader's bluff and allocate 10% of last year's budget to make his project happen now?