Mr. Speaker, my question is for the Minister of Finance.
Yesterday the Canadian Council on Social Development indicated that since the Liberal Party has been in government poverty has not only increased but those living in poverty live deeper in
poverty than they did before. The Minister of Finance has said that child poverty is a national disgrace.
Is the Minister of Finance ready to cast any doubt on his statements over and over and over again that the fundamentals of our economy and society are firm, effective and in good shape after seeing these numbers?