Thank you very much.
I'm a small business owner, by the way. I owned three restaurants in the industry. Regrettably, I never made any money out of it.
I'm looking at the CFIB charts, at those numbers. I see of the policies that you were suggesting, none of them were introduced in the 2016 budget, and we don't know how the 2017.... Hopefully, 2017 will regard some of these things, which are very logical for any business...freezing CPP. Right now we're facing a huge increase on the CPP.
There is the EI premium, which is another big factor. Again, I'm a business owner and I know what impact these can have. There is the promise to at least balance the budget. All of these things that you've addressed here would help small businesses to prosper.
If we have healthy small businesses in the country, then we can start talking about job creation, which in reality the 2016 budget did not touch on in any logical way...even proven formulas that can tell us where we're going from this point.
I would like to affirm with you on that, and could you elaborate on the CPP effect on the growth of small businesses?