Mr. Speaker, this week, I announced a bridge to results. The Strandherd-Armstrong bridge will connect the community of Barrhaven and Riverside South, while relieving 25% of the traffic in the Village of Manotick.
I did this by unlocking $35 million, that is a third of the cost of the future bridge, from a $200 million fund that was sitting in a federal vault.
The Liberal Premier of Ontario and his brother have both said that money should stay in a vault. They agree with a local Liberal councillor, Jan Harder, that the money can stay around for another day for potentially future projects.
But we need this bridge now. My constituents do not give a tinker's damn what fund that money comes out of. They want the bridge. They want the result. I will not stop until they get both.