Mr. Speaker, while winter is hitting hard across northern Canada and Canadians are struggling with the rising cost of home heating, particularly in rural regions like my own, where people are on fixed incomes, oil companies are making record profits, Canadians are paying through the nose and the Conservative solution is to make pollution free for big oil, which is great for the shareholders.
As for the heat pumps, if people cannot pay their bills now, they are not going to be able to afford the rest of the cost of the installation. However, there is something the government can do. It can work with New Democrats to take the GST off home heating so that seniors and the working class can have a better deal this winter.
Will the government work with us?