Hon. Carolyn Bennett (St. Paul’s, Lib.): Mr. Speaker, the government has pushed almost every aspect of the old Reform ideology, from EI, immigration, first nations and crime. But the reform belief, the freedom of Members of Parliament to represent their constituents instead of party ideology, has masterfully disappeared in spite of the opposition calls, concerned Canadians and now members of the Conservative caucus.
Will the Prime Minister divide the undemocratic budget bill?
Hon. Ted Menzies (Minister of State (Finance), CPC): Speaking of divides, we are actually starting to see a divide on the other side battling amongst themselves about who can oppose what Canadians support, and that is economic action plan 2012. It is a plan to get Canadians back to work.
The Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development is doing her best to make sure that people who are unemployed can actually find a job, but we need help in this House of Commons to get this bill passed and passed quickly to create jobs for more Canadians who do want to work.