Mr. Speaker, in January I held several meetings in my riding with constituents to consult on the budget. My constituents were clear.
They asked for support for low income seniors. Our budget has delivered on that, with a guaranteed income supplement top-up of $600 for single seniors and $840 for couples.
They asked for an extension to the eco-energy retrofit homes program. Again, our budget has delivered, with an investment of $400 million.
They asked for tax credits for small businesses to create jobs and to reduce red tape. Our budget has delivered, with a $1,000 small business hiring tax credit and the Red Tape Reduction Commission.
My constituents have rarely shown interest in partisan political games, but they are concerned about their jobs, their families and their futures.
I ask the members opposite to listen to the priorities of Canadians, set their political ambitions aside and support this budget.