Mr. Speaker, I want to speak on the ten amendments which were put forward and divided in three groups by the government's representatives, because there are ten of them-I do not know how the hon. member came up with the number eight, maybe because we are debating the first eight-but there are ten amendments before the House.
What I want to point out, on behalf of my colleagues, is that not one of these amendments answers the many issues we have been raising for almost a year now. Indeed, it has been almost a year now since the problems surfaced, since the bill was introduced and the secretary of state in particular was unable, in August, during the finance committee's hearings, to answer our questions. Every time we asked him questions on some of the issues we raised and which remain unsolved-