Madam Speaker, I am a little sorry to have to say this to the hon. member, whom I really admire, but he did not get it at all.
The idea is not to repeal our tax agreement with Barbados, or any other tax treaty. This agreement provides that when money is brought back to Canada, the people involved must pay their fair share of taxes. The idea is to ensure that the Income Tax Act regulations do not unfairly override certain provisions of that tax agreement.
We do not want to repeal these agreements. Far from it. Through this motion, we want the government to look at the critical need to ensure that what it does with its right hand is in compliance with what it does with its left hand.