Madam Speaker, in the area of educational assistance such as apprenticeship programs, provided there is a cost benefit and the benefit outweighs the cost, certainly our party is in favour of it. We believe we have to make a stronger effort to educate and train our people so that they are ready to go into the workforce.
As far as the youth corps and the youth development program are concerned and as far as I am personally concerned, we are really looking at a handout. We are not looking at a hand up. We are not looking at preparing people and getting people into positions where they will be entering the workforce. What we are really doing is handing out taxpayers' assistance to youth.
I am sure the hon. member disagrees with me, but that is the way I see it.