Mr. Speaker, let me point out to the leader of the third party minus three that in the last budget, payroll taxes were cut by $1.2 billion.
Second, as a result of the deficit actions taken by this government and by the provincial governments, interest rates in this country are close to 4 percentage points lower than they were over a year ago. That is a substantial tax decrease for Canadians.
The question I would put to the leader of the Reform Party is this. If today he recommends that there be further decreases in unemployment insurance premiums, why did he not recommend that in his budget of a year ago but recommended instead that unemployment insurance premiums be kept at a very high level.