March 29, 2012

Mr. Pierre Poilievre (Nepean—Carleton, CPC):

Mr. Speaker, the NDP leader already plans to oppose our low-tax, low-debt, pro-trade plan for jobs and growth. He is going to oppose a plan that has already created 600,000 net new jobs and brought Canada out of the recession stronger and faster than any other country in the world.

He proposes high taxes that would devastate our economy. He wants to shut down entire industries and today members of his caucus proposed what amounts to a bailout for a company that has burned through $1 billion in the last five years and won’t even show up to defend itself before a parliamentary committee. Mr. Speaker, it’s like he looks at the debtor nations of the world that are running off the debt cliff and says, “Hurry, we have to catch up to them”.

Mr. Speaker, on this side of the House, we understand that you can’t create jobs by taxing those who hire, you can’t borrow your way out of debt and you can’t give people anything without first taking it away. This budget will put taxpayers in the driver’s seat, right where they belong.