Mr. Speaker, what is inconvenient is that my friend is not acquainted with the truth. He is certainly not acquainted with the truth on this particular issue.
The intent of this government is to strengthen the science and technology strategy of Canada. A great deal of what I work on is directed to do that.
Dr. Howard Alper is one of the most respected Canadians in science and technology. He has assisted the government of Australia in focusing its efforts. He has a very well respected group of Canadians who are focused on this.
At the end of the day, my friend I think will be forced to retract much of what he has said here today in the House.