I thought I would give you an opportunity, Mr. Speaker, to set the record straight.
First I say through you to my friend in the Bloc that we would never disagree with you on improving the administration of government. I tried to suggest that I think there is a very tight disciplined focus on cutting expenses and eliminating not just programs but cutting out waste and the expenses the member referred to.
I also said that the single tax system it is an airtight system so that no one can exclude paying their fair share of taxes, including the family trusts. That is included as are all incomes in the system. I have sent copies to the member. Maybe he just has not had the time to read the proposal.
I think there is a far more important point to make to the members of the Bloc here today. I get the sense from their debate that they are not into really constructing a positive spirit for the people of Canada today. I get a sense that they are trying to take a few cheap shots.
I do not want to take any cheap shots, but I do want to say the following. I believe that one of the greatest factors in getting this economy of Canada going again is restoring confidence in our communities, confidence in our entrepreneurial sector, and confidence in investing in the country.
By having a chamber like this where there are people who are constantly talking about taking Quebec out of Canada, I would venture a guess that that is costing the economy of Canada a lot of money. I hope they can maybe forget about being the Bloc Qubecois today and start taking a day to be the Bloc Canadien.