Mr. Speaker, what have the Conservatives been doing the last couple of years? They have been sleeping at the switch.
The last time around, by the time the government got involved, Canadian firms got access to $1.3 billion, 0.5%, of the stimulus program. In return, U.S. companies got access to $25 billion worth of Canadian contracts. The math just does not add up.
Why is the government bowing to the Americans over and over again instead of putting Canadian procurement and Canadian jobs first?