The answer to the hon. member is that it was his administration that passed the laws which permitted Shell Oil to pay no taxes last year. When we return PetroCan to the private fold, it will be paying taxes and will not be a Crown corporation sheltered from paying taxes in the future. There has been no decision on PetroCan yet. We have other imperatives to come before us, such as the energy situation generally and the budget. However, PetroCan will be dealt with and an announcement will be made as soon as cabinet has considered the latest analysis.
Subtopic: PETRO-CANADA DISPOSITION OF CORPORATION BEFORE BUDGET