Mr. Speaker, as you know, the official opposition has the right to reply to the majority report of the finance committee.
I would like to start by saying that this is a tough time for Canadian families. Household debt in Canada has reached a record high. For the past year, wages have dropped by an average of 2% as a result of the Conservatives' policies. The job market is collapsing as well: 90,000 jobs were lost during the fall.
Despite all of that, in this majority report there are more tax cuts for big corporations as of January 1. There is also an austerity program for investments and there are cuts to the services that poor and middle-class families depend on.
What we on this side of the House have talked about in our minority report is public investments, a green economy, and programs that help Canadian families. We hope--