Mr. Speaker, the difference between our Conservative government and the Liberal-Bloc-NDP coalition is stark.
While we are focused on the economy and jobs, the coalition is focused on reckless new spending and tax hikes. We have seen more than 420,000 jobs created since July 2009. The IMF and the OECD project Canada will lead the G7 in growth over 2010-11.
Yesterday, the IMF praised “...Canada's standing as the strongest position in the G7”.
Today, Statistics Canada reported Canada's economy grew again in August for the 11th time in the last 12 months. Clearly, we are getting the job done.
On the other hand, the coalition's reckless spending and tax hikes would put Canada in a permanent deficit and destroy Canada's economic advantage. Indeed, according to experts, its tax hikes would kill almost 400,000 jobs.
Tax hikes on families and killing Canadian jobs is the coalition plan, and it is the wrong plan.