Mr. Speaker, the whole country is shovel in hand, waiting for the government to get its act together.
Look at Perth, Ontario, not Ottawa Centre. It has received zero dollars. It does not even know the status of its application. The money is delayed so communities cannot finish the infrastructure projects within the 24 month deadline. The mayor of Perth worries that Perth will have to return any money it might eventually get back to the federal government.
Will the government at least remove this unrealistic deadline and will it be reasonable with communities both large and small?