Mr. Speaker, what a diatribe that was. It is perfectly understandable how the junior minister would state that it is total legislative incompetence for us to put forward a motion to reduce taxes. I know that to reduce taxes is completely against anything a Liberal has ever stood for.
The big issue here is how the cut to fuel taxes would be guaranteed, I think is the word the hon. member used, to be passed on to the consumer, to the gasoline purchaser. If the federal government is waiting for the provinces to come on board so that they can jointly reduce fuel taxes, how would that ensure that the joint cuts would be passed on to the consumer?