Mr. Speaker, there is an old adage that says to see the truth you have written twisted by knaves to make a trap for consumers. Surely the hon. member is not suggesting that the debate on this issue before us today is about gasoline. If so, obviously the member has not even read his party's own motion.
If members opposite wanted to be sincere about their attempt to address the rising price of fuel they would have done so two or three years ago on the question of taxes when it was 50 and 60 cents a litre across the country. However we heard nothing from those individuals on that side until such time as they could find a very relevant thin edge of the wedge.
With respect to the recommendations in this document, and they are quite rightly consistent with the comments of the finance minister, there is no doubt the government will provide relief. The amendment which I was skilfully prevented from putting on the floor by the use of the same old tactics from previous years calls for that.
There will be relief, but I think the government is more interested in giving it to the people who count, not lining the pockets of big oil companies on whose behalf that member speaks.