Right Hon. Jean Chrétien (Prime Minister, Lib.)
Mr. Speaker, the leader of the Progressive Conservative Party will be getting his answer within a couple of hours.
I would like to tell him, however, that, since July 1 of last year, we have injected $850 million into helping poor families with children. We have made it part of our program to inject another $850 million over this mandate.
We are greatly concerned by the poverty of families and children in Canada. This is a priority which we included in the throne speech and one which will, of necessity, be reflected in the Minister of Finance's budget.