Mr. Speaker, I would first like to underline that the important and real question being discussed is the reforms that have been made to the Canada pension plan. I understand that the third party, knowing that it has no real arguments about the reforms made and that it should instead congratulate us, has come to the conclusion that it should try some other subject in order to try and get some interest generated.
It is clear now that after days and days of the third party trying to find fault with the reforms to the CPP, public opinion is saying that the reforms are necessary. They are saying that the reforms introduced by the government are excellent and taken in co-operation and partnership with eight of the provinces and a large majority of the Canadian population. They fit the bill, remove the imperfections and now ensure that all Canadians will have access to a proper pension plan that is now properly funded. That is what is important.
However, we also have to take into consideration that some of the colleagues of the hon. gentleman have proposed other plans for MPs. One of these is to double the salaries of MPs. What is the best route to follow?