Mr. Speaker, I take some exception to the member's concluding remarks in terms of accuracy. He needs to realize, as I am sure he does, that the New Democrats have never been in government here in Ottawa, so all we can do is judge their performance based on what they have done at the provincial level.
He says the NDP has good solutions. I wonder if he can tell me whether it was good policy when Gary Doer and then Greg Selinger, as premiers of Manitoba, reduced corporate income tax and then boasted about reducing it not once but seven times, especially when it was during the recession. That is one question.
The second question is this. The NDP in the Province of Manitoba has now increased the provincial sales tax. This is something his own leader has said he fully endorses and has Mr. Selinger's back on, in terms of the types of policies in which he believes.
Are we to draw the conclusion that this is the type of government we would see for all Canadians if the NDP were provided that opportunity?