That is a fair point. I blame it on COVID.
Mr. Chair, speaking of COVID, Canadians know that over the last two years they've witnessed significant disruptions to our economy. As we are restarting our economy, they're seeing an imbalance in our economy. They're witnessing supply chain disruptions. They're witnessing private sector inability to provide services and products that customers are looking for. They're witnessing similar delays and phenomena across the world. I know that this is a time of uncertainty, and I know that, rightly so, Canadians expect their government to focus on mitigating these factors and doing everything it can to resolve this.
I want Canadians to see that from the beginning their government was focused on taking action to do everything we could to help Canadians. I hope that months from now Canadians will look back and see that their government was taking real action and doing everything we could to address the root causes of the issue. We are witnessing similar phenomena around the world—