Mr. Speaker, my question is for the Minister of Human Resources Development.
The budget speech delivered earlier this week could have come straight from George Orwell's 1984 . Small extra expenditures are touted as new money while massive cuts to social and cultural programs continue. For example, the government claims $600 million is new money for poor families with children.
The government knows however that the new rules for the taxation of child support that resulted from the Thibaudeau court case will give a windfall of $120 million in the third year and more in subsequent years.
How much is there actually in new money to help those hundreds of thousands of children who live in poverty?