Sorry. They're all in a bunch. It was all at the same time for me.
Basically, what this would do is not consider the monies paid out in this program for the carbon rebate. During the discussion with officials it came out that in the different provisions inside that, in the different parts of this algebraic formula that's been agreed to, all the monies collected by the carbon tax as a backstop on all the provinces which are being forced to have a carbon tax can be dispensed with in any way the government wishes.
I know there have been political things said and commitments made publicly, but the law that's being passed, which has an impact on people, is that the government can issue an infrastructure program or set up a new social program of any sort and all the money spent within it would be considered as having been rebated to the public. I think that's the opposite of the impression the public has about what they're going to be getting.
My next three amendments deal with different components of that fact. This one would amend the formula to not consider the monies paid out of the CRF to ministers for federal programs when computing the carbon rebate for provinces. This was long debated. Algebra is not my forte. I went over it a lot just to make sure this does work. I don't think removing just that one part of the formula breaks it. It just makes certain that there's some honesty involved in this so that it's very clear that what the government committed to publicly is what the law actually says is going to happen.