Mr. Speaker, he is perfectly correct. The increase of $37 billion in tax revenue came from Canadians. There was virtually no real increase in our population. That works out to $1,300 to $1,400 per Canadian paid to the Minister of Finance and this government. Canadians balanced the budget.
I do not care if he says it is because they went to work or whatever methodology or rationale he uses, the point is Canadians are paying a lot more. The Minister of Finance is hiding surpluses and could provide more tax relief now.