Mr. Speaker, Canadians cannot afford this costly NDP-Liberal coalition and that is no more evident than with food.
Here are a few facts. Food inflation in Canada hit its fastest growth in September since August 1981, when the first Trudeau was in office. Food purchased from stores is up 11.4% year over year. Food banks are seeing record demand as prices soar.
The Liberals' triple tax hikes, fertilizer cuts and back-breaking gatekeepers are bankrupting farmers and ranchers and outsourcing food production to other counties, which then requires the burning of fuel to get it back to Canada when we should be growing, raising and preparing it here.
Here is a final fact. A Conservative government under our new leader would repeal these taxes, remove the fertilizer mandates and get the gatekeepers out of the way so we can grow affordable food, feed our people and be the breadbasket of the world.