Mr. Speaker, I find it interesting that a member from the Liberal government asks what we are going to do. I will tell him what we would do.
We would not be taking the money from the workers in higher unemployment insurance premiums so that the government can say it is looking after the deficit. We would be reducing the premiums so that the workers would have more money in their pockets and the employers would have more money in their pockets so they could create more jobs.
This is interesting coming from a member on the government side which has taken $6.3 billion out of provincial transfers. The Reform Party would support education, health and social services for the single parents and for those who need help. The Liberal government has taken $6.3 billion away from those transfer payments. The Reform Party on the other hand, in our budget that at least balanced the books instead of having 3 per cent of GDP, only took away $3.3 billion. It is incredible that we have members
on the government side who are taking money away from the most needy in this country far more than the Reform Party ever talked about doing. I am offended.
What would I do with the aboriginal people? What is missing in all of these treaty agreements is any talk about how the moneys will be used to create employment, to create economic opportunities for the Nisga'a people. It does not talk about how the Nisga'a people are going to take on the responsibilities of self-government and control the development of their communities.
Those are the things that are missing from the agreement. The only thing these agreements deal with is how the money will be transferred from the federal government to the aboriginal people without any notion of how they are going to use that money to remove themselves from dependency on the government. Those are the things that need to be talked about.
How are we going to give aboriginal people the ability to walk away with their heads held high without having to continually go back to government for more financial assistance? That is what the native people are asking for. They want the ability to be the same as every other Canadian and the government is not doing that for them.