Mr. Speaker, in a little over two hours, the Minister of Finance of Canada will bring down his fourth budget.
Since our government was elected in 1993, much has changed in this country, mainly for the better. Inflation is at its lowest level, interest rates and mortgage rates are at levels that are reasonable for consumers and more than 700,000 jobs have been created in Canada.
The deficit we inherited from the previous government has dropped considerably, and all major international institutions expect Canada to experience the strongest growth rate of all G-7 countries.
Canadians again have confidence in their government, and that is due to the excellent work done by the present Liberal government.