Mr. Speaker, I congratulate the hon. member for his maiden speech in the House. It was very eloquently put.
In the throne speech, our government emphasized infrastructure and its ability to create an environment for growth. By investing in our infrastructure, we open up our markets and boost their ability to increase productivity so they can create the growth and jobs necessary to get our country moving once again.
In the ideal environment that we are in today, where we have a low debt-to-GDP ratio and interest rates at historic lows, it makes sense to invest in our country. If we do not invest, who will?
I would like to pose a question for the hon. member as to the effect this infrastructure investment will have on his riding.