Mr. Speaker, this file was indeed submitted to the department and was analyzed. I must inform this House that it is not within the mandate of my agency to finance capital expenditures on assets to be used for property management, nor to finance the operations of an organization in the retail sector. In this context, I can understand that these people are be disappointed, but we must abide by our operating rules. We are here to promote the diversification of regional economic activity and to support entrepreneurs who wish to start new businesses, and not to assist in the purchase of assets.
House of Commons Hansard #93 of the 39th Parliament, 1st Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was bank.