Mr. Speaker, to our third grandchild, Noah Daniel Epp, born just 10 days ago, welcome to our world, little Noah. You have been born into a loving family and our country, Canada, is the greatest country on earth.
Sorry, but there is something else I need to tell you. We ran up a few bills before you came and we will be expecting you to pay for them. Your share of the debt is about $20,000. I am sorry, Noah, but I just did not know how to stop politicians from spending your money. No matter who I voted for, they were all the same. They all wanted to borrow money so they could promise electors things we could not afford. They would do just about anything to get re-elected so they could collect their rich MP pension.
I am sorry that Reform came on the scene so late. I am sorry that we permitted 30 years of high borrowing, high spending Liberal and Conservative governments.
Welcome to our world, Noah. I promise that your grandfather with his Reform friends will do everything possible to stop this out of control spending and to stop the wasteful ways your future earnings are being squandered.