Mr. Speaker, I rise today to expose some myths the finance minister is likely to float in the con job due out next Tuesday.
Myth: Liberals did not increase taxes. Thirty-five tax increases totalling $25 billion in tax revenue increases in just four years.
Myth: Liberals, the defenders of medicare. A 40 per cent cut in medicare transfers to the provinces.
Myth: Liberals concerned about child poverty. Seven billion dollars in cuts for health, education and welfare.
Myth: Jobs, jobs, jobs. There are 1.5 million unemployed and two to three million underemployed, the worst record since the great depression.
Myth: Good times for all. Record bankruptcies and consumer debt.
Myth: Getting the federal House in order. At least $10 billion of new debt, $600 billion in total debt and 90 per cent spending cuts in downloading to the provinces.
What Canadians need is a fresh start.