Ms. Candice Hoeppner (Portage—Lisgar, CPC): Mr. Speaker, yesterday the Liberal leader released his election platform through the pink book and revealed yet again the Liberals real tax and spend agenda.
The Liberal leader continues to make irresponsible and uncosted spending promises that Canadians cannot afford, promises that do very little to actually help Canadian women who work hard, pay their taxes and help create jobs.
Can the Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development tell the House how our Conservative government's approach is so much better for Canadians than that of the Liberal leader?
Hon. Diane Finley (Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, CPC): Mr. Speaker, it is confirmed now by the Liberal leader that he is sticking to his irresponsible EI proposal for a 45 day work year that would cost Canadians $4 billion a year.
He also wants to impose a national day care program that the Child Care Advocacy Association of Canada has costed over $6 billion a year. That is $10 billion a year on top of everything else we are facing right now.
Instead of increasing taxes on hard working Canadian families we are working to make sure that they get the chance to keep more of their own money to spend on what they need.