I congratulate the hon. member for doing such a good job of explaining the Bloc's analysis of Bill C-70 and answering our colleague's question on taxation in a sovereign Quebec.
Perhaps he should have added-it was an omission on his part, I am sure-that the federal government started by offering its own vision of taxation, of how to make it fairer and more equitable. I think the Liberal Party should take a good look at itself before talking about what the tax system should be like in a sovereign Quebec.
I have a question for the hon. member for Bourassa. How does he explain that, when Quebec harmonized its sales tax with the federal sales tax in 1991, no compensation was paid to Quebec, while it should have been entitled to $2 billion? In his opinion, what was the finance minister's motivation for giving the maritimes $1 billion just like that?