Mr. Speaker, with my first-ever question in the House of Commons, I would like to thank the people of Kildonan—St. Paul. They elected me on a mandate to fight for everyday Canadians, and that is exactly what I plan to do.
As we know, there are troubling economic times on the horizon, and we heard today that the government's only plan is to spend more taxpayers' dollars. Yet, while reckless government spending is at a record high, it has done nothing to help people get ahead.
Nearly half of all Canadians are only $200 away from not being able to pay their bills. Meanwhile, the Liberal government is only making life more expensive and jeopardizing the futures of everyday Canadians and young Canadians. While extra costs might not matter to millionaires like the Prime Minister and many of his colleagues, we know that Canadians cannot afford for life to get more expensive. That is the reality.
Can the member opposite tell us why the Liberal agenda is so out of touch with the financial challenges facing Canadian families?