Before we pass to Question Period, I know we have just been back for three or four days. I wonder if we might consider putting our questions a little more quickly, especially in the supplementaries, and cutting down and making almost non-existent the preamble. I would urge all hon. members who are answering questions to perhaps come to the point a little sooner so that we might get on more of our colleagues in the question and answer period.
That said, we now move on to Oral Question Period with the hon. Leader of the Opposition.