That one member is here too. Here she is, the member for Beaver River. Now that we have the Prime Minister and the member for Beaver River, let us have a contest to see who is right.
The point is that many Canadians voted against it. I want to talk about one issue I am particularly concerned about, and that is drugs. The problem in the country, as I said before, is that the government has the majority. Even though it was elected by 38% of the people in the country, it has the audacity to bring in its own agenda and not the agenda of the people.
I keep referring in the House to the drugs on the street and the drug addiction on the street. The problems with drugs in the country are very serious. We keep raising in the House of Commons that addiction in prisons, of all places, is at a critical stage. We keep coming back to it and the government keeps saying that it will study it. We are long past that situation.
I go to various cities to talk to various people about this problem. In Vancouver there are some 4,000 to 5,000 addicts. In British Columbia there are 15,000 addicts. They do not understand some things. They do not understand why we spend money on foolish projects and in many cases not one red dime comes from the federal government to areas that need it such as to help people who are addicted to drugs and alcohol.
I see a mess in front of me in the waste report produced by the public accounts chairman. This is not a prop. This is reality. It talks about $1,057,933 for the Canadian Canoe Museum. That is just one item, but if we talk to people on the streets who need money to help those who are addicted, they ask what is more important.
Where are the priorities of the government? Members across the way do not know what they are talking about. How is it that the Canada Council used $55,000 of taxpayers money to bankroll a lesbian porno film titled, Bubbles Galore ? The movie won the best film award at the Freakzone International Festival of Trash Cinema in France.
How is it that we spend $55,000 of the taxpayers dollars on that trash and do not have one red dime to help those who are addicted on the streets? Why is that?