Madam Speaker, I thank the hon. member for his two questions.
I am pleased to know that he has been involved in the small business sector. As a chartered accountant, which he says he is, he would know the tax difficulties that small businesses face. An accountant spends most of his time trying to help small businesses with their tax problems. Everybody knows that the taxes are too high.
I would also thank the member for bringing up the situation of Hong Kong. I put it into my speech exactly to elicit that sort of question.
Obviously Hong Kong is at the other extreme from Canada at which there are no social programs but everybody is working because they absolutely have to.
I would not suggest that we turn Canada into that sort of situation. I do believe that there is a position somewhere between where we are now and the situation that is represented by Hong Kong that would be a much better place for Canada to be today.