Mr. Speaker, representatives from Quebec municipalities are currently meeting in Gatineau as part of the annual meeting of the Union des municipalities du Québec, also known as the UMQ. The president of the UMQ and mayor of Maniwaki, Robert Coulombe, was very clear when he said that he has yet to see any major projects started under the emergency infrastructure fund promised to stimulate the economy.
Yesterday, the Prime Minister had the nerve to blame the Quebec government instead of taking responsibility.
What is the government waiting for to get the money flowing and to get people working? Why is the Conservative government penalizing Quebeckers?