Mr. Speaker, there is no doubt that over the course of this government's administration our revenues have gone up. Absolutely. They have gone up because we have had a stronger economy. Economic growth brings higher revenues.
If we want to fight the deficit surely to heaven it is better fight the deficit by having a stronger economy than by adopting the kind of scorched earth policies Reform would advocate which would absolutely destroy the economy.
The fact of the matter is that overwhelmingly the majority of increases in this government's revenues has come from increased economic activity primarily in the corporate sector because it is making more profits and as a result of those profits we are getting more revenue.