Thank you, Chair, and thank you, Minister, for being here.
I just find it rather rich that a member of the Liberal Party is telling us we're out of touch. When you look back to the election results since the last election, I would say the Liberal Party is a little bit out of touch and the voters showed that.
Mr. Minister, after the budget I went back to my riding and talked about various aspects of it, and it was amazing how many people said it was a good budget for Saskatchewan. It's amazing how quickly the premier came out and talked about how good this budget was for Saskatchewan.
You talked about Forbes saying that Canada is the best place to invest or do business in the world. Where I come from in Saskatchewan it's pretty good there too, so we're pretty proud of that. We certainly appreciate the work you, your staff, and your colleagues are doing, not only here but abroad, trying to make sure we have a stable world environment—plus what Canada can do to buffer what's going on in the world.
I guess I'd like to talk to you about a couple of things. I think the opposition parties will actually agree with me on one. The other is on the political activities and registered charities, and what we're doing in the budget on that.
We've been having meetings and talking to witnesses about looking at ways to use tax incentives to increase charitable giving. One of the comments that keeps coming up is on transparency in charities—the ability to see what they're doing, how they're spending the money, what role they're playing, and how politically active they are or are not.
Can you expand on what's in the budget with regard to political activities and registered charities?