Mr. Speaker, Quebeckers are concerned about the Senate's wish to delay the budget vote, thereby compromising certain programs. Why did the Liberals and the NDP say no to restoring the fiscal balance that will allow Quebec to provide better services and improved infrastructure?
Why did they say no to giving Quebec farmers $90 million to help deal with rising production costs?
Why did they say no to a tax break that will allow Quebec parents to save nearly $300 million?
Why did they say no to the $350 million to help Quebec reduce greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution?
The House of Commons passed a budget that is good for Quebeckers and Canadians. The Senate must pass it before the end of the month. I would ask my hon. colleague from Westmount—Ville-Marie to urge the Liberal senators to support the budget, since she acknowledged that “it is a budget that should please federalists in Quebec”.