I want to make a comment relative to Mr. MacKinnon's comments. Obviously, the announcement by the finance minister that my colleague is referencing was after this committee agreed to the motion that we've already adopted, which does not make any reference to the finance minister's announcement. If we do the study that we are required to do, I would concur with my colleague that we haven't left ourselves very much time here.
I don't want to be in a position where the members of the finance committee from the government side can use the excuse that it wasn't part of the original motion and therefore we can't talk about the finance minister's announcement. I would like to get a little clarification from a member of the government side, such that if in fact they defeat this motion, there's going to be a commitment that the finance minister's announcement, which happened after the approval of the original motion, can be discussed as part of the one we have to study.