Mr. Speaker, as far as the retail council is concerned, we have made it very clear that we are prepared to work with the retail council. We will sit with the council to make the transition as painless as possible. There is no doubt there are going to be changes. The government has said it will be very flexible in the administration of those changes.
As far as tax inclusive pricing is concerned, public polling has been done in the last while which shows overwhelmingly that Canadians want tax inclusive pricing. They do not want the sticker shock. They want to know what the final price is.
Why is it that the Reform Party, which claims to be a populace party, wants to take actions which are not in the best interests of Canadian consumers?
The hon. member for Beaver River wants to talk about reality checks. Let us look at reality checks. The day that the famous Reform Party program was revealed by the hon. member on the CBC what was basically said was that it was going to eliminate taxes for people making over $150,000 and the member was caught speechless. The provincial premiers said that it would devastate their cuts.