Mr. Speaker, I will make a short comment and then ask my friend from Calgary to respond.
Some of the problems we have today in terms of the price of home heating fuel and the price of gasoline for automobiles and so on are the very high profits of the gas and oil companies and the tremendous rise in prices by the OPEC nations.
It seems to be that in addition to a tax decrease, which I certainly support, on the other side of the line we have to make sure we have some energy review commission that would keep an eye on the oil industry to make sure that these price decreases are passed on to the consumer at the pumps or passed on to people in terms of home heating fuel cuts, rather than have the oil companies once again increase their prices to fill the vacuum.
In fact, the current Leader of the Opposition made a comment similar to what he said when he was a cabinet minister in the government of Alberta. Premier Mike Harris was also concerned that with a tax cut the oil companies would increase the price and the consumers would receive no net benefit in terms of that tax cut.
Would my friend from Calgary agree with the establishment of an energy review commission or some other commission that would keep an eye on the oil industry? I realize that this would be keeping an eye on his friends, but whether or not he would agree with that is a very important part of this debate.