Mr. Speaker, I very much enjoyed listening to the member's comments. He talked about the investments to date. We went through our program review in the early 1990s. We talked about short-term pain for long-term gain.
In this specific case with what the government is doing, I am very concerned for the future. We agree with the Minister of Finance's statement when he said, “Deficits are a cancer; the accumulating total national debt progressively limits the government's freedom to act”. We agree with that. According to the government's graphs, the deficit is growing. It will start to drop in 2014-15. How will the government address this?
We worked very hard to reduce the debt. The government paid down part of the debt. By 2014-15, we will be $622 billion in debt. That is $122 billion from the day the Conservatives took over. How will they address that? To use the minister's words, it is going to limit the government in running this country.