Madam Speaker, again I find it ironic that the government has suggested to cut services. It is an area of provincial jurisdiction. I would not support decreasing services when it is sitting on a $12 billion surplus.
It is absolutely shameful that the member would actually suggest cutting bus service in Victoria and the ferry service to Gulf Islands. That is absolutely ridiculous. I cannot believe that he would suggest it.
With respect to the provincial taxes, I think they should come down. Am I proud of the NDP Government of British Columbia? Absolutely not. We have some of the highest provincial taxes placed on fuels in the country. They need to come down. I would like to see a new provincial government, but waiting for another provincial government is absolutely wrong.
The hon. member should show some leadership and not be a follower. If he wants to follow the NDP in British Columbia I am afraid it would probably not be a very good route and he would be very sorry that he did.