Finance committee Excellent, so the federal contribution actually ended up creating more than originally thought by the provinces coming in.
Finance committee That ties into my colleague Mr. Oliphant's comment about opportunities and the ways in which Canadians can create energy efficiency in their homes, save money, and indeed have more money in their pockets from the climate action incentives they're getting. That's the behavioural c
Finance committee Thank you. The energy efficiency fund was certainly something I was pretty excited to see. I know that the Federation of Canadian Municipalities has been very engaged on this and has done good work on behalf of the municipalities. I wonder if you could explain it a little more.
Finance committee Thank you, Mr. Chair. I see some irony in the comment that Mr. Poilievre just made about “that's interruption”, because I think that's what we've been seeing. Frankly, I would hope that this committee could operate in a respectful way when we have folks come before us. Thank yo
Finance committee Thank you, Chair. Minister, I only have a short period of time so I want to ask you if you could talk about the measures for energy efficiency within the budget. Certainly, it has been identified by experts that energy efficiency is one of the best things we can do within the gl
Finance committee Thank you, Chair. Thank you, Minister, for coming today, and to your team, which I know has worked very hard on our budget as well. As you know, my riding is Northumberland—Peterborough South. Mine is a 3,000 square-kilometre rural riding in eastern Ontario. The diversity of ou
Finance committee Thank you. Can you provide some clarification? I think we've been skirting around this in a number of ways. Mr. McLeod talked about the infrastructure in the north and you talked about the lack of incremental progress. As I'm understanding from your report, the programs by which
Finance committee I'll go back to the example of Ontario. There are four streams of infrastructure. There is an agreement between Ontario and the federal government. It's been in place for almost two years now. Recently, the roads and bridges stream was opened for a four- or five-week applicatio
Finance committee Okay, thank you. In your “Labour Market Prospects” section, you talk about the decline. Largely we're talking about employment rate. You say, “This decline largely reflects demographic factors as an increasing number of baby-boomers”—I am one of those—“leave the labour force. H