MASSE IN THE HOUSE: Statement on Groundhog Day!

    Mr. Brian Masse (Windsor West, NDP): Mr. Speaker, this morning, one of Canada's most trusted rodent prognosticators stuck his nose out of his burrow and declared that 2015 will usher in an early spring for Canadians. Tell that to Windsorites now digging out of 36 centimetres of snow.

    Along with Willie, New Democrats are optimistic that a brighter future is in store for Canada in 2015. After all, we have put forward practical plans for manufacturing, small businesses, the federal minimum wage and child care, things that will mean money in the pockets of middle-class families.

    After a decade of Ottawa Conservatives, families have been working harder but falling further behind. However, hope is on its way.

    Canadians are ready to replace the Prime Minister and start to repair the damage that he has done. Our leader is a principled leader fighting for the middles class, and he has the experience to replace the Prime Minister.

    In 2015, he will do just that.