Mr. Speaker, today the finance minister will tell Canadians what he wants for them. He will give Canadians what his priorities are but what are the priorities of Canadians?
Let me tell members about the priorities of one Canadian, my good friend Andrew.
Andrew is 30 years old, farms for a living and also works at a feedlot. He has two small children who his wife Vikki stays at home to look after. His priority is a child tax credit so Vikki can afford to stay home to look after the kids.
His priority is a tax cut on his EI premiums, income taxes and fuel taxes so he can afford to finish the house he is building.
His priority is a realistic agriculture disaster relief plan so he can afford to seed his crop this year.
Those are not unrealistic priorities and they are the priorities which I, as the member for Saskatoon—Humboldt, support because they are the priorities of the people of my riding, my province and my country.