—and I am here to represent these people.
I urge my colleague to read the budget and tell the truth in the House. There are $1.7 billion specifically for poor children. There are tax cuts that target poor families, that will help them.
If I were a premier, I would want much more money from the federal government, there is no doubt about it, and I would complain if I did not get it. But the premiers must also assume their responsibilities. I have no patience for the complaints of Ontario's Mr. Harris, for example, who has made much deeper cuts in health care in that province than the federal government did.