Mr. Speaker, the NDP has had quite a year of attacking Canada at home and abroad. Its members fought against good paying union jobs in the energy sector. They have opposed tax measures that helped Canadian families. Instead they offer lavish spending schemes that would push Canada off track and from a return to balanced budgets and have offered a whole range of higher taxes.
The NDP leadership candidates have proposed tax hikes on job creators, on consumers, on investors, on families, on banks and even a carbon tax that would raise the price of gas, energy and almost everything people buy.
The NDP agenda will put the economic recovery at risk, cost hundreds of thousands of jobs and hurt Canadian families. Canadians cannot afford the ineffective, disunited NDP—