Mr. Speaker, I do not mean to interfere in the debate but the member will get his chance and so will we.
I would like to ask the hon. member from the Liberal Party who just gave his speech to comment on a couple of things within his speech.
First, I would like to comment that members of the Liberal government, including the Prime Minister, always say that they are number one and that by a number of different lists they are number one. Do you not think, Mr. Speaker, that anybody could be number one in any profession, in any business, if they could borrow for 30 years and just let that debt continue to grow and invest anywhere in the world and let that debt continue to grow and be number one in anything?
The government fails to recognize that the real problem is the debt which we are not making any payments toward. This government is adding to the problem a little more slowly than the previous government, but it is still adding to the problem. That is what I have to say about this number one issue.
Back to the debate on Bill C-70. The member referred to two things, one was that this bill is imperfect. I would like him to outline where he feels this bill is imperfect. It is his responsibility to tell the people of Canada where he as a member of the government side thinks this bill is imperfect.
I would also like him to comment on the justification for already spending a billion dollars on this movement. The bill does not even come into effect until April 1, 1997, yet this government with last year's revenues has already dished out, paid under the guise of transitional costs although it has not even transitionalized-if that is a word-close to a billion dollars.
I would like the member to comment on where this bill is imperfect and the transitional cost of a billion dollars.