Mr. Speaker, my colleague is a staunch defender of his constituency, his city, his province and his country.
He is absolutely correct when he talks about the municipal deficit in terms of infrastructure for water, sewer, transit and so on. The infrastructure in the cities and rural parts of Canada are crumbling.
My question is with respect to the human deficit.
The government is giving over $7 billion to the most profitable corporations in the country, some of which are foreign owned, all of which are making very good money under the current tax regime, but it cannot help children with autism. The government tells widows of veterans that they have to wait. It tells atomic veterans that it might get around to them. It tells agent orange victims that only some will receive compensation and the rest will not.
What type of government would ignore the plight of so many who are being left behind to enhance the profits of those that are already doing very well in this country?