Mr. Speaker, I thank the minister for his answer.
So far, the Government of Quebec has given the Canadian Red Cross $1 million to directly help the victims with their basic needs. I am still talking about the floods since that is the issue at hand. The Government of Quebec gave $1 million without delay.
We are calling on the federal government to do the same today. That would directly, tangibly, and immediately help those who are in great need, the people on the ground.
If Ottawa can find $12 million to help Loblaws, then surely it could find $1 million somewhere in the budget.
Can the minister commit to matching Quebec's donation to the Red Cross?