Madam Speaker, it is a little difficult to address this issue with members opposite after listening to the speech that was just given. One wonders in this country why we talk about western alienation. I do not think that many members opposite have much of an understanding of exactly what the problem is. It is interesting that when they do not understand the problem they seem to say that Reformers are wrong or that Reformers did it for some terrible reason and that they are opposed to this. That is not the case and in the next few minutes I will show the House why I believe that.
A short time ago we all witnessed time allocation for the 48th time in the last two sessions of this House. Time allocation is basically when the government says that it will limit debate on a bill because it does not see it as being important enough to debate. Or the government may feel that the bill may be too hot to handle and will impose time allocation limits on the debate so the folks out there do not really catch on to what is happening. Today we had another time allocation vote, which of course the majority government won. That happened after one day of debate on this issue in the House of Commons. Just one day. That is a shame. It is really despicable, but again what do we do with a majority government? One day we hope to change that.