Mr. Speaker, I would first like to tell the hon. member that the budget did not simply create jobs for Quebec. It will create jobs for all Canadians.
We have a national program and a national approach to these issues and do not try to discriminate between regions in any way.
What happens with the unemployment rate, as the hon. member probably knows, is that once you begin to create economic growth, once you begin to create jobs, it draws people back into the labour market, people who under the Tory regime simply gave up and no longer bothered to look for a job. Therefore the statistical survey results do not reflect their new found confidence and that people have now come back into the job market.
We intend to create jobs. It may not be immediately reflected in a serious decline in the unemployment rate per se simply because more people are coming into the labour market. They now have confidence they will have a job.