Mr. Speaker, the minister was quite right to call the Reform Party to order, but she could have taken the time to reply to the question, and especially to read the throne speech, which clearly says "withdraw from its functions". But yesterday the minister said the opposite, a bit like the former Deputy Prime Minister. I quote her again:
"Let there be no mistake that there are key federal areas where we will continue to be involved in both forestry and mining".
This contradicts point by point what was said in the throne speech.
So that no mistake is made, could the minister and this government be clear on this issue? Will she admit that the promise made in the throne speech means no more than the red book promise with respect to the GST? Will she realize that she has no more credibility than Sheila Copps?