He is right and he is wrong. The fact is transfer payments are not sufficient to do the job
they were intended to do In contrast the Provincial Governments are not doing enough to
ensure the money they get is spent wisely.
It is the job of all of us to ensure children don't go hungry period. Arguing over who should
pay is disgusting and demonstrates the lack of empathy some have for those less fortunate.
Even if they can't help more and solve everyone's problems doesn't mean they have the
right to just ignore hunger, children or otherwise. We live in a country that assists the world's
hungry and rightfully so. If we can do that surely we have it within us to see our nations kids
don't go to bed hungry. I have said it before the measure of a nation's greatness is in fact
demonstrated in how we treat our less fortunate. Many do not realize just how many Canadians
are only a paycheck or two away from the same fate. Many of those are our own relatives.
So the gentleman may be right but to express it callously was not the measure of a compassionate
individual. Statements like that enforce the image of the Tories as an uncaring party when it
comes to the poor and disadvantaged