February 24, 1998 (36th Parliament, 1st Session)

PC

Jean Charest

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Jean J. Charest

I would like to know whether the Liberal members plan to applaud the fact that there is more poverty, more children living below the poverty line in Canada since their party was elected.
Do they intend to applaud that, or does the Prime Minister intend to raise the $10,000 basic exemption so that two million low-income Canadians can stop paying income tax and he will finally be doing something to help the poor people of Canada?

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Poverty
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