Mr. Speaker, perhaps that is the attitude of the government. I think it is, by the way in which the finance minister has been addressing the questions many opposition parties and certainly our new leader have been putting to the government over the last few days. If that is its attitude, that only through some ironclad guarantee will it reduce taxes, obviously it does not ever intend to reduce taxes.
The government is so afraid if it gives up a bit of the money it has been raking in that perhaps somehow someone else will pick it up. The fact of the matter is that the hon. member is quite right. There are no ironclad assurances in life. The reality is that if the government reduces taxes I believe that we will have to monitor to make sure that oil companies do not simply tack it on the next day. That is the reality.