Mr. Speaker, I would love to congratulate the hon. member for his recent election except for the fact that my husband was running against him. Despite that, I want to welcome the hon. member for Mission—Matsqui—Fraser Canyon.
I fully support the issue the member raised in the House today of the sewer pipe under the Fraser River. It is old, it could leak, it could break, and it is worse than how he depicted it here today, although he did a great job.
I spoke with Mayor Pam Alexis of Mission about this project. They actually got $11 million of funding, which was federal, provincial and municipal, but then they found out that it was going to be $22 million, at which point all levels of government said, “Oh, too bad, so sad”, and then the feds said, “Give us the money back”.
I am sorry that I needed to take a little more time, but I urge all members in this place to work to ensure infrastructure funding for Mission to get the sewer pipe replaced.