Mr. Speaker, I believe that in 2007 the NDP is going to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the creation of the CCF and the NDP. I want to congratulate the member for Hamilton Centre for giving a speech demonstrating why in 75 years the NDP has never formed the government of this country.
He mentioned the fact that in our budget we cut the GST. We did and we are proud and we are going to do it again.
In our budget we cut taxes 29 times, and it was not just cutting the GST. We did help families, the very people that he brags and talks about, people who need help and who need support from the government. We are standing up for them.
I know for a fact that my sister and my little niece, Abby, love the fact that our government is giving her $1,200 a year. Our family loves the fact that they are going to get $500 to alleviate the costs of amateur sport. Businesses in my riding love the fact that they are going to get the tax credit necessary to help trades.
We had 29 tax cuts to help small businesses, to help families, to help kids, and to do the things that this country needs to keep moving in the right direction.
In 75 years the NDP has been wrong in every major economic decision in this country. The NDP was on the wrong side of the free trade agreement, the wrong side of NAFTA, the wrong side of this budget, the wrong side of tax policy. I congratulate the NDP for pointing that out so those members can stay in that little corner over there for 75 more years.