Mr. Speaker, last June Canadians went to the polls to elect the current members of the House.
As elected officials, we are responsible to our constituents and people therefore expect us to make an effort to work together for the good of the country.
As legislators, we have a host of critical issues: the environment, child care, social housing, municipal infrastructure, all of which are national priorities.
It has been less than a year since Canadians went to the polls to cast their ballots, yet opposition members belonging to the Conservative-Bloc Québécois alliance are determined to derail any attempt to make this Parliament work. All of this comes at the expense of our constituents.
I have been knocking on doors in Don Valley East and the overwhelming majority of my constituents do not want another election at this time. It is my sincere hope that we can put political grandstanding aside and put people before politics.