Mr. Speaker, I have to question the commitment of the government, certainly the lack of commitment through this budget, to the sporting community in this country. The minister talked about the own the podium program. There was no new money for own the podium. The money was accelerated and that was it. Nothing for the road to excellence program. That turns our back on our summer athletes, those going to Beijing and those going to London in 2012. Zero support for those athletes.
However, the most obvious and prevalent loss through this budget is the campaign promise that was made by the Conservatives back in the last election. They have had two shots at it now and that is 1% of the health budget for sport. There is nothing in this budget on that. Why has this sport minister thrown in the towel on sport in this country?