Mr. Speaker, my NDP colleagues and I are back in Ottawa in fine form after spending the summer touring our constituencies.
Canadians are exasperated by the partisan attacks and empty rhetoric of the Liberals and the Conservatives. They are calling for a truly progressive government that has solutions to their problems.
When we look at their policies, we realize quite quickly that the red and blue policies are very similar. Just think of the oil port in Cacouna, the Keystone pipeline, the agreement with China and the current war in Iraq.
Canadians deserve better. They deserve real change, not just superficial change.
In the next few weeks, we are going to show that, together, we can fix our health system, create good jobs and set up day care centres that meet our needs.
A year away from an election, the NDP is ready to form the government, a real progressive government that actually listens to people.