Mr. Speaker, what I find passing strange about this question is that the Leader of the Opposition and his colleagues were taken to task in the public press in Le Devoir saying: ``How do you substantiate these claims?''
They have not been able to substantiate these claims, yet they come to the House and continue to talk about family trusts when what we are talking about is the tax position of migrants. They continue to talk about the effectiveness of my officials when there was in fact no indications either from the auditor general or the assistant auditor general that there were problems with the integrity of the department.
They continue to talk about the erosion of the tax base when in fact, as the committee reported and made clear, there are no clear examples of the tax base being eroded.
Finally, they perpetuate this myth that this legislation only applicable to rich and wealthy Canadians when in fact it applies to all of us who may for example want to retire to a warmer climate and have a small business or a family farm, which we want to deal with appropriately.