Mr. Speaker, what we have heard is a change of policy from the Conservative caucus.
I would like to ask the hon. member a couple of quick questions, but I will make a brief statement beforehand.
In 1993 the Liberals were responding to what the Tories were doing to social housing policy and what they were going to do to social housing in this country. Is this a change in the Conservative position with regard to social housing? Does he not believe that all the Liberals have really done is reformed Tory policies?
I do not want to pick on the hon. member that much because he is a decent fellow from New Brunswick.
He is absolutely right that this bill needs a lot of work. I wish him and his party, along with our party and other parties, the best of luck in committee in putting amendments in place. He is absolutely right when he says that all Canadians deserve affordable housing no matter where they live in this country. I wish him and his party the best of luck when they go on their cross-country tour to discuss homelessness and poverty issues.
Would the member not agree that with CMHC becoming more privatized that would in effect set up a privatized for-profit social housing policy in this country?