Mr. Speaker, my hon. colleague is absolutely right. Too many Canadians at the moment do not have access to this essential lifeline.
I would encourage him to reach out to my team and I. We will work with him to see if the rapid response stream, the $150 million we set aside for immediate connectivity projects, would be eligible for his community. If that does not work, we can see if the core UBF program of about $1 billion, which includes cellphone access, would work for his community.
Every Canadian deserves access to this essential service. Our government is there for Canadians, and together we can connect every Canadian to the Internet.