Mr. Speaker, the hon. member sure has my feelings along the line of child poverty.
During my years of farming I saw hundreds or thousands of farmers go bankrupt because of interest rates as high as 24 per cent. Today, these farmers are either taking away jobs from people who are living in the cities or supplementing their farm income if they have been able to hang on to their land. When one reads the statistics that over 50 per cent of net farm income today is received from off farm jobs, we can see why there is such a problem of destitution among young families, small and large.
I think it is very important that we correct this situation or there will be no future for this country even if we do clear up the deficit or whatever we do.