Mr. Speaker, are you familiar with the Pinocchio syndrome? We just witnessed it in action.
The Conservatives should have understood that stimulating the economy means investing and not causing problems. Here are the real reasons. First, the government refuses to finance the infrastructure projects that the Quebec government had already undertaken. Second, the federal government insists on analyzing projects that fall under the sole jurisdiction of the provinces, which is unnecessary. Third, Quebec will have to reimburse the money already spent if the project is not completed by March 31, 2011.
Instead of blaming others and bickering, why does the Prime Minister not order that the money be released immediately?