Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague for his comments and questions. Yes, absolutely, the Prime Minister said in the House that social programs needed to be changed because they were created many years ago for conditions which are no longer the same.
He also said a few days ago that saving money was not a priority. If we can make savings at the same time, fine. I also said in my speech-and this is why I was surprised to hear my colleague say that he listened carefully to my speech, but had some difficulty with it-, that we should not take money from the most disadvantaged.
I said it many times. I even gave several examples. So why did he have so much difficulty? The other thing that I am really afraid of is that he accused the government of consulting. Does that mean that if his party ever formed the government, it would not consult? Aha! That is what is being suggested. If it were the government, the Bloc Quebecois would not consult.
Of course we are consulting. We do not need to present a budget until February 1995. What should we be doing? Make decisions without consulting? That is what the Bloc would do. I find that most disturbing.