Mr. Speaker, the Liberal Party promised to be an effective and responsible opposition and the promise has been kept.
We demanded that the government provide direct relief to Canadian students unable to pay to continue their education.
We proved that the government's transit plan would cost $2,000 per tonne of CO2 reductions while the Liberal EnerGuide program, an excellent program, would cost only $200 per tonne.
The Liberals worked tirelessly to find a durable and fair resolution to the longstanding softwood lumber dispute with the United States. What did the Conservatives do? They produced a sellout framework deal that capitulates to the powerful U.S. lumber lobby and seems to be unravelling without provincial or industry support.
We also announced the launch of a free trade negotiation with South Korea.
Finally, and my favourite, we helped the confused Conservative government to understand that changing a tax rate from 15% to 15.5% is an increase, not a decrease.