Mr. Speaker, I agree with the hon. member and my colleagues opposite that overlap and duplication seriously impair the efficiency of our federation. Fortunately we are making some real progress.
We have concluded agreements with the provincial government in 60 cases where we have made commitments. In these 60 cases, we have eliminated the overlap and duplication that raise costs for government in such areas as food inspection, drug prosecution, environmental management and, the member for Simcoe Centre will be glad to know, the Canada-Ontario Business Centre. Canada works best when it works together.