Thank you very much.
I've heard you say a couple of times this afternoon that the most effective response to poverty, as you quoted the minister from Manitoba, is employment. Anybody who has tried to put together a plan to actually reduce employment, whether that be Britain, Ireland, Newfoundland and Labrador now, or Quebec, will tell you that it's not as simple as that. They wish it were, but it's not. It requires a comprehensive, integrated approach that includes a lot of things.
I know that your government in the last budget brought forward an initiative that was targeted at the large group of people who are actually out there trying to take advantage of some jobs that are available. And people will work given that opportunity. That has always been my experience. More and more they're finding themselves, even with that, not being able to pay the bills. They're working full-time. They're working year-round. They can't feed their kids. They can't pay the rent.
You had introduced the WITB. Where is that? What's happening with it? How is that working? I explained to you the last time you were in front of us that it doesn't work for a whole lot of people. A single person working full-time year-round doesn't qualify, nor does a family, given the low threshold you had in there.