Mr. Speaker, I appreciate the hon. member's question. Yes, that question came up several times. I am not prepared to support taxes or measures that will prevent any man, woman or couple from retiring with the money they need to live with a certain amount of dignity.
Before making a statement, however, and this is not to evade the issue, I want to understand the larger picture, what the Minister of Finance intends to do. If you ask me today to say yes or no, I cannot do that as a responsible member, because I do not know yet-I have the impression I will probably know as soon as you do-what will be in the budget that is brought down in February.
However, I can assure the hon. member that the question was raised. Yes, my answers were similar to the one I just gave and yes, I intend to support measures that will make the system fairer, if possible, and also fairer in the perception of the general public. I do not want measures that will prevent people from retiring with enough money to live with a lot of dignity, not just a little.