IN THE HOUSE ~ Statement ~ Conservative government out of touch on the impact of their mismanagement of the Canadian economy

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Member's Statement

    Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, the number one priority for Canadian families is jobs and this out-of-touch government is failing these families badly. Last month we learned that in a single month 72,000 full-time jobs vanished under Conservative mismanagement; 72,000 families lost a breadwinner.

    The finance minister's only plan? On January 1 he will give more corporate tax cuts to his friends in the banks and oil companies. That is not something Canadian families can take to the bank. The government does not understand why time and time again New Democrats have voted against the Conservatives blindly handing over billions to already-profitable banks, big polluters and large corporations, with no guarantee that a single job be created.

    Let me tell them why. It is because for another 72,000 families last month it is a failed plan by an out-of-touch government. The NDP has its priorities right and will continue to press for real action on jobs and other economic measures that will help middle class and poorer Canadian families because we stand with ordinary Canadian families.