Mr. Speaker, Senator Smith said during the last election campaign and before his appointment to the other place, “it is "normal" that more of Ottawa's money should go to Conservative ridings”.
Will the hon. member tell Canadians who elected opposition MPs that they will receive less federal funds because they did not vote for the Conservative Party?
Is this why the government will not commit to replacing the Champlain Bridge?
Is this why the township of Georgian Bay got $1 million, and it was 86 kilometres away from Huntsville, for a linear park, but Rivière-Beaudette gets told that it will have to buy back its iconic historic lighthouse and assume costs for decontaminating the land that it is on?
That is the government for all Canadians? It presents itself as the government of all Canadians. Why was the equivalent of 4% of all funds directed toward infrastructure spending for the whole country spent in this small part of Ontario?