Mr. Speaker, we are talking about money that will lapse if he does not spend it shortly.
There are 1,500 workers in Hamilton who have lost their jobs because the steel works are closing down. I spoke to the mayor of Hamilton this morning and he told me, “The need for speed is critical”. Hamilton has a multi-million dollar water infrastructure project that is ready to go.
The Prime Minister has $3 billion at his disposal. Why can he not give Hamilton the help it needs right now?