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2017-05-04 16:19 House intervention / intervention en chambre

Government bills, Infrastructure, Second reading

Deuxième lecture, Infrastructure,

Mr. Speaker, as an example, when we have a bridge that requires annual maintenance and we do not do maintenance for a year, the bridge will be fine. If we do not do it for two years, it will not be doing so well. We will start to see the cracks. After a few years though, we have to rebuild the bridge. If we want to have proper infrastructure in the country, it takes that annual investment, that constant improvement in infrastructure, that constant investment.

The deficit we have in the country exists all across the country, in our physical and social infrastructure. It is everywhere. If the member does not want to have any kind of investment, that is fine. She can get up and say that. However, I believe if we want to improve our country, improve our investments in infrastructure, and prepare for the future, we have to invest. The best way to do that right now is through the deficit spending that we are doing.

I wonder if the member would like to assert her lack of desire to invest in our infrastructure.

Monsieur le Président, supposons que nous devons une fois l’an procéder à l’entretien d’un pont et qu’une année, nous ne le faisons pas; le pont restera dans un bon état. Si nous ne procédons pas aux travaux annuels pendant deux ans, l’état du pont se détériorera. Nous commencerons à voir des fissures. Après quelques années, nous devrons rebâtir le pont. Si nous voulons que l’infrastructure du pays soit adéquate, il est primordial de faire cet investissement annuel, d’améliorer sans cesse l’infrastructure et d’investir constamment à ce chapitre.

Le déficit du pays touche l’ensemble du territoire, notre infrastructure physique et sociale. Il se fait sentir partout. Si la députée ne veut pas qu’un investissement quelconque soit fait, parfait. Elle peut le dire. Cependant, à mon avis, si nous voulons améliorer notre pays, renforcer nos investissements dans l’infrastructure et nous préparer pour l’avenir, nous devons investir. La meilleure façon de le faire dans l’immédiat, c’est sous forme de dépenses déficitaires.

Je me demande si la députée aimerait affirmer clairement son manque de désir d’investir dans notre infrastructure.

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