Mr. Speaker, our government's number one priority is the economy.
Now, more than ever, as a government and as a country we must stay focused and let Canada's economic action plan work.
Indeed today we are providing our third report to all Canadians on the implementation of our plan. From Sault Ste. Marie to Victoria to Pangnirtung, our plan is working.
Working with our provincial, territorial and municipal partners, we have reached a level of 90% for 2009-10 funding committed to and being implemented in specific projects.
Only six months into our two-year fiscal plan over 7,500 infrastructure and housing projects are moving forward. Our plan is now projected to create and maintain 220,000 jobs by the end of 2010, even more than the number projected in January. That does not include over 164,000 Canadians benefiting from our expanded work-sharing program.
Now, when the economy is starting a tentative recovery, is not the time for an opportunistic election. Now is the time to stay on course.