Mr. Pat Nowlan (Annapolis Valley-Hants):
Mr. Speaker, I have a question and I thank you for recognizing me and the member for Dartmouth and the member for South Shore.
We are all members from Atlantic Canada. I would like to say to the member for South Shore that while I appreciate the softness of his voice, I would be interested in pressing him on the soundness of his intellect in terms of priorizing $1 billion in expenditure in Atlantic Canada. Is he telling this House that in effect, if he had $860 million, which is the cost of the bridge in one estimate of public works-but we all know that it is going to be $1 billion, $2 billion at the most-and that is not with overruns, that that is the way to spend money in Atlantic Canada?
Subtopic: NORTHUMBERLAND STRAIT CROSSING ACT