Mr. Speaker, this question gives me a chance to reiterate the commitment that this government has to children and to child poverty.
I would remind the hon. member that we invest $5 billion a year through the Canada child tax benefit and another $2 billion a year through the national child benefit. We invest $9 billion in programs like Cap C and prenatal nutrition, in Inuit and aboriginal community child care programs.
Not only do we have a commitment to continue that investment but through the Speech from the Throne there will be significant additional investments in children.