Madam Speaker, I would like to thank my colleague for Cowichan—Malahat—Langford for his question. He is extraordinarily hard working and one of the most learned members in the House of Commons. His contributions to debates every day are always at the highest possible level. He really does his constituents proud with his work in the House of Commons. I am very honoured to work with him.
The member raised a couple of questions. First, the child care myth that the Liberals put out is unbelievable. I guess the member for Kingston and the Islands was given something by the Prime Minister's Office that said, “Oh, remember Paul Martin's budget”. This is not Trumpism, and we cannot make up our own facts. Anyone who can do fact checking, and who actually understands the 2005 budget that Paul Martin put out, knows that it was a disaster. There was not a single mention of child care. There were just massive corporate tax cuts. The Liberals either disingenuously are trying to change that reality from the past or they are simply ignorant of how bad their government actually was. Massive corporate tax cuts were their siren song.
We see the huge gaps. Canadian families are the most indebted among those in all of the industrialized countries. More than half of Canadians are $200 away from insolvency in any given month. We see rampant inequality and hundreds of thousands of Canadians who are homeless, and the Liberals say, “Hey, we got the job done”. They have not, and I think it is time for them to move over and allow a government that is actually going to take the interests of people over the interests of the ultra-rich so that we can actually get things done in this country.