Ms. Paule Brunelle (Trois-Rivières, BQ)
Mr. Speaker, Newfoundland and Labrador and Nova Scotia have asked the federal government for a $375 million loan guarantee in order to build a power line that would deliver electricity—energy—from the Lower Churchill to the United States. The Conservative government refuses to shut the door on that request, which is unfair to Quebec. I would remind the House that Hydro-Québec was developed without the help of the federal government.
Can the government clearly tell us that it does not intend to directly or indirectly fund this network, which was designed to bypass Quebec?