Mr. Speaker, my immediate answer is that it is hard to tell what to support when the government throws so many omnibus budgets at us, with dozens and dozens of changes to laws. Half the time there are so many things in the omnibus budgets, one cannot tell what one is supporting and is not supporting. That is the problem with the government.
The minister just threw a whole bunch of numbers out there, but there are only two numbers Canadians need to keep in mind. First is that 86% of Canadians do not qualify for income splitting. Remember that number. Second, only 14% do. What 14% are they? They are the wealthiest people in Canada. We have 86% and 14%.
The other thing I want to point out is that the late Jim Flaherty also had his doubts about income splitting. If I have this correct, he spoke out against it before he, unfortunately, passed away. Maybe the Conservative government can learn from how Mr. Flaherty saw the light before he passed.