Mr. Speaker, family rallies took place this past weekend from coast to coast. Parents gathered to demand that the Liberals respect the need for choices in child care.
Today some of those same parents who came here on their own money attempted to meet with the Minister of Social Development but he refused.
While the Liberals continue to impose their one size fits all institutional day care scheme, Canadians demand better. Not all families are the same and not all communities are the same. Parents are the child care experts in this country and they are demanding choice. This choice is best achieved through direct universal assistance to all parents, not through a restrictive program that benefits a lucky few.
This next election will offer Canadians clear choice: Conservatives who respect parents and their families and Liberals who do not.