Mr. Speaker, now I can complete the question which I tried to ask earlier when I was cut off because of time constraints.
On page 29 of today's Quorum there is an article entitled "View from the West" which states that Michael Walker, boss of the Fraser Institute and the chief guru of the Conservative movement on economic matters says that he was frankly impressed and reassured by the finance minister's budget. "Far from being a do-nothing budget, it is probably the most significant budget produced by the federal government in the late 20th century".
Among other things he said that it showed the government is on track to reduce the deficit to zero by the end of the decade. It showed that federal spending cuts were actually more severe than those of the Klein government in Alberta. It showed that Canada was borrowing less than any other G-7 country.
That third point is very important. I hope the hon. member will compare his notes with this article and tell us where he stands on the issue.