Mr. Speaker, in failing to balance its budget the Liberal government believes its dilemma is the lack of revenue when clearly the real problem is out of control spending. The same confused thinking has resulted in the emphasis on more gun control rather than getting tough with criminals.
The earlier decision to give in to the tobacco smugglers only shifted the emphasis to guns and alcohol. Our borders are leaking like a sieve when it comes to stopping the guns that are coming in.
The Ontario Provincial Police found during Project Gun Runner that 94 per cent of the guns on the black market were smuggled from the United States.
No amount of gun control is going to solve this problem. We need a government that is willing to start enforcing the laws that are here now rather than adding new ones if we are ever to stop violent crime.