Mr. Horner (Crowfoot):
Mr. Chairman, I listened very closely to the minister's answer. Usually, he answers directly the question put to him but on this occasion he did not appear to understand the question and therefore, I suppose, could not answer it.
The question was: if the application by a municipality through a province is accompanied by a financial plan, in view of the escalating costs we have today, would the federal government hold the municipality or province to that financial plan or would it be considered an estimate and so have adjustments made to it after the application has been approved. It is a rather simple question and I see no reason why the minister should attempt to hedge. He can say yes, the financial plan will be adhered to or no, there can be adjustments and we will take it only as an estimate. That is all I am asking for. It is a simple question.
Subtopic: RAILWAY RELOCATION AND CROSSING ACT
Sub-subtopic: PROVISION FOR PLANNING ACQUISITION OF LAND, GRANTS, GRADE CROSSING ASSISTANCE