Mr. Speaker, the auditor general's report confirms the Liberals have overstated the number of jobs created by the infrastructure program. These jobs were temporary, and as the auditor general states, did not amount to 100,000. The construction industry lost 51,000 jobs this year.
As well, he calls into question the Liberal definition of infrastructure and points out that golf courses and canoe museums do not fit the definition.
When I was mayor I sat on the Federation of Municipalities Infrastructure Committee. We described infrastructure as roads, sewers, streets, bridges and any project that was connected to the environment. It is irresponsible to spend millions of dollars without proper accountability, no controls and a definition of infrastructure broad enough to build a golf course.
The Liberals' promise of jobs, jobs, jobs is still in the same state as roads and sewers: in decay.
I urge the Liberal government to be honest with Canadians. They have not produced 750,000 jobs. It is another red book promise not kept.