Mr. Speaker, of course I was telling the truth in the speech I gave. I was saying exactly the point that the productivity challenge is a real one for Canadians to face.
In the simplistic world in which members of the Reform Party live the solutions are never complicated. They recognize that productivity is part of the solution, but if we promote a program to support research and development in the private sector they are prepared to ignore the fact that it is an important component of productivity. They vote against it. In fact, they do their best to undermine programs that support research and development in the private sector.