Mr. Speaker, my question is for the Minister of Finance.
Since the federal budget in February things have changed. Real and nominal short and long term interest rates have risen. This and next year's growth projections are down. Unemployment has remained dismally high and, in short, every economic indicator has turned rather sour.
Yesterday we learned the true reason for this. According to a recently released study, Canada places below Poland, Ethiopia, Brazil, New Zealand, and even war-torn Rwanda-