Madam Speaker, what the Bloc members want is to take x number of dollars, give it to the provinces and not care about how they spend that money. Canadians in all regions, including Quebec, recognize that at times there is a national interest. For example, we as a government want to see infrastructure built to complement green initiatives. Part of those infrastructure dollars is being encouraged to ensure we are more sensitive to the environment and is universally applied across the entire nation. I see that as a good thing. We are responding to the citizens of Canada in all regions. Not all provinces are as progressive as others and it is important that the national government demonstrate leadership. Therefore, when I see the tie-ins the Bloc members would oppose, I see opportunities for Canada as a nation to move forward in an area, such as building our infrastructure in a multi-faceted way that includes consideration of our environment, something I know many people in Quebec and across Canada are very much in favour of.
In the House of Commons on January 28th, 2020. See this statement in context.