Mrs. Barbara Sparrow (Parliamentary Secretary to Minister of National Health and Welfare):
Mr. Speaker, I will just conclude my speech with regard to Bill C-80 and the new child benefit package which puts $2.1 billion into the benefit package for families right across the country.
Not only is it going to be fair and more efficient, it is going to target funding at those who really need it. We will merge the family allowance program, the refundable child tax credit and the non-refundable dependent child tax credit into this new package.
I certainly look forward to the debate for the rest of the day. This is a move forward to streamline the government package and indeed put the moneys where they are most needed.
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