Mr. Speaker, I listened to the hon. member's speech which, and this might amaze her, I enjoyed. Now I am asking her and her party to help me. I am not passing the buck.
What I am referring to is last week in my riding of Kent in southwestern Ontario, the provincial government removed the excise tax on ethanol and also contributed $5 million to the building of a $160 million to $170 million company in the riding. I have been asking our government if it would do the
same as the provincial government did and keep the excise tax off ethanol for at least the next 12 years.
It is in the red book. It is environmentally friendly. The job creation factor is that over 90 employees will work in this factory, with a spinoff of over 400 to the agricultural area, taking in the corn in the area to put into ethanol.
The next factory to be built after the completion of this factory, anticipating the passage of this bill in the House, will be in Quebec. It will be the same size; a $170 million plant to help not only Quebec but Ontario. Another is being built in Saskatchewan as well as an addition on the one already there.