Mr. Speaker, I have no doubt that all premiers of Canada, including the premier of Quebec, want the country to remain together. I know when I met with them in December that we discussed that. They want to do what is needed to do that. Everybody agreed at that time that the best way was to provide good government and to look at the duplication that exists between levels of governments. Some western Canadian premiers made representation last week in different fields and we are looking into that.
When there are two or three levels of government in a country there is always a conflict of jurisdiction. It is inevitable but it is a system that works very well for Canada.
In countries like Great Britain and France in which there is only one level of government people want to have two or three levels to bring the government closer to the people. Everybody in Canada will recognize that with our federalism of today we have one of the most decentralized federation in the world, aside from perhaps Switzerland.
There is always a constant battle for adjustment. It is the dynamism of our federalism. We can adapt because there is a lot of flexibility in our Constitution.