Thank you, Chair.
Thank you to our witnesses.
I won't waste any time.
This is a very important issue for us all.
I would like to focus on the testimony from Mr. Samray and Ms. Waridel.
The constituency I represent is located in the Pontiac region. Historically, forestry and sustainable development have been important in my constituency and that remains the case today. It is actually one of the most progressive constituencies.
I don't know whether Ms. Waridel remembers, but I was previously a lawyer. I represented Équiterre in matters related to chapter 11 of NAFTA, including in St. Lawrence Cement Inc. v. Barrette.
So I understand that there has to be a happy medium between regional representation and the need for development. We have to make a green shift in terms of natural resources. There must also be changes in legislative and economic institutions so that we can get to the vision that the organization that Ms. Waridel represents would like us to consider.
Here is an invitation to Ms. Waridel and Mr. Samray. I would like to be able to meet with each one of them separately.
Here is my question, which I am asking as parliamentary secretary to the Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry.
Our government has just announced a historic fund of $8 billion for our industries to make the green shift. It is unprecedented. Whether it is for cement, steel, aviation or forestry, funding is available through the net zero accelerator fund.
What are your concerns and your suggestions for managing those funds? What would the eligibility criteria be? What we are talking about at the moment is not vague, it is very specific. In the budget, we made an investment of $8 billion. What will we do with that money?