Mr. Speaker, it is the deputy minister who appears to be simplifying this by saying that our standard of living is low, taxes are too high and our depreciating dollar seems to be totally responsible for this. That is the minister's own deputy minister. It is sort of like Pravda which said that wheat production in the Soviet Union was just absolutely terrific when in fact there were food shortages there.
The minister's deputy minister is telling the truth. I would like to ask the minister again. Does he agree with his deputy minister or not? Is he going to send him away for political indoctrination?