Mr. Speaker, my question is for the Minister of Human Resources Development.
In spite of all his posturing and the government's attempt to pull the wool over our eyes, the unemployment rate in Canada has reached the 10 per cent psychological threshold. I will not call for a minute of silence, but I will remind the House that the OECD had forecasted a 2.1 per cent increase in employment, one of the highest in the world, according to the government. However, since the beginning of the year, in the past 10 months, the average increase in employment has been only 1.1 per cent, barely half what had ben forecasted.
What steps does the government intend to take to create the tens of thousands of jobs necessary to reach its goals according to the OECD's forecast?