Mr. Speaker, let us ask the students of Selkirk College in my riding what they are seeing in front them. Let us ask that of the students in the rest of Canada.
We have $14 billion in unexpected surpluses and not one concrete penny has gone to our kids to afford the schooling they need.
Before coming to Ottawa, I was a teacher and I tried to instill in my students the value of lifelong learning.
It is not fair that a rich country such as ours places such a low value on our students and is not willing to invest in their future. Other prosperous countries have free tuition. What is wrong with us?
The NDP has a plan to help students. Will the government work with us to implement our proposals and invest--