Mr. Speaker, it is very important to preserve the integrity of the consultation process.
All of us in the House are involved in a unique experiment. We are opening up the whole process of budgetary consultation. We are getting rid of budget secrecy.
That really means the Minister of Finance should not comment on individual suggestions. If he does so, he will eventually make the process impossible because the budget will have been given well before its official date.
I do not intend to make specific comments on specific suggestions because I want the process to work, and that is what Canadians want.