Once again, Mr. Speaker, I think the hon. member forgot to ask his question.
Let me tell you that in the past four months, we created 85,000 new jobs in this country in the private sector alone. The vast majority of these jobs are permanent. According to most economists, this year in Canada we will create between 300,000 and 350,000 new jobs, and the same number again next year. According to most economists, according to the OECD, Canada will create more jobs than any other country in the G-7, including the United States.
Now, about the budget. Let me just quote Gérald Ponton, president of the Alliance des manufacturiers et des exportateurs du Québec: "No new taxes: good news for business and the Canadian economy. Clearly, when the government uses its fiscal flexibility as it did with the infrastructure program and the innovation fund, it is setting an example Bernard Landry would do well to follow, which he can do without increasing taxes". That is what this government has done.