Stephane Dion on growing up poor: "We were the last in our neighbourhood to get a TV, the last to get a car. My parents had headaches about how to pay for the house."
Note to Stephane Dion. Before saying that you know the ravages of abject poverty first-hand having grown up as the son of a mere university professor, perhaps try to imagine this.
The poor are not the last ones on their street to get a car, they could never afford a car. The poor do not have problems paying for their house, they could never get a mortgage. In some part of Canada, the poor don't even have indoor plumbing.
If my neighbour has a Mercedes, and I only have a Cadillac. Does that make me poor too?
Stephane Dion demonstrating how much credibility he has on the poverty file