Madam Speaker, I could not agree with the member more in that a government should behave in a manner,and implement solutions that would ensure that the people's money, the taxpayers' money, is used in the most efficient and effective way possible and in the most transparent fashion. That is why, to set the record straight, this government has instituted a number of very important initiatives to do just that. I am quite proud of what has been done.
First, there is the expenditure review system that was put in place. Everybody who is watching today should please pay attention to this because it is a very exciting way in which we use the taxpayers' money, all of our money because we are all taxpayers. It ensures that every single minister looks at the expenditures and initiatives under his or her purview, takes those that are under-performing, the lowest 10%, and drives that money into the highest 10%, the most important initiatives that Canadians want.
Second, the Prime Minister and the ministers involved, the Minister of National Revenue and the Minister of Finance, instituted a comptroller system that ensures improved analysis and improved responsibility to the taxpayer and transparency in the way in which we spend the people's money.
Third, crown corporations were formerly at arm's-length from the gaze of the Auditor General and this House. This has been changed significantly by the President of the Treasury Board who has implemented 31 changes into law. This enables crown corporations to be subject to access to information and subject to the watchful gaze and the expertise of the Office of the Auditor General.
My colleague across the way should be talking about the facts, the exciting things that have been done. Certainly if he has solutions that would improve what already has been done, he should offer those solutions and challenge us all to do better.
Does the member not accept and applaud the initiatives that I have mentioned that this Liberal government has put forward? If he has other solutions that he could proffer that would make the way in which we spend taxpayers' money more useful, more effective and more transparent, we would like to know what they are.