Mr. Speaker, I was going to get up on another point of order on Air Canada because that last statement was not correct.
I would like to ask the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons what the House's plans are for the rest of this week and for the week of March 26.
I am particularly curious to ask the government House leader to confirm that the reason the budget is being brought down, as opposed to tradition, on a Thursday is that the next day, when the debate would start, is a Friday when we have little time. It is a way of hiding the budget from the Canadian people because of the negative backlash the government is expecting.
It is an ongoing pattern, the Minister of Finance ducking all sorts of questions in this regard. It is another technique. I just want the minister to confirm that this is just another technique by the government to limit debate around serious issues confronting this country.