Madam Speaker, I thank the member for the information. He has parroted the sentiment of all of the members who have participated at least from the opposition parties. It is unfortunate that the Conservative member for Burlington indicated that the motion makes no sense to him or any of the Conservative members and they will not support it. It seems to me that when there is a problem, one of the first productive steps one can do is to admit there is a problem.
The fees charged to merchants for services raises another issue that concerns me. The first thing some of the consultants who deal with people in debt crisis do is cut up the credit cards. It means those people have to deal in cash. Even people who deal in cash have to pay those hidden fees, because they are passed on by the retailer.
I wonder if the member has a comment on whether or not, in a period of responsible financial literacy and activity, consideration might be given to prohibiting the banks from not allowing retailers to give cash discounts when they make those purchases?