Mr. Speaker, the Minister of Finance is clearly not in touch with reality.
Two years ago, he denied the looming economic crisis. Now, in his fiscal update he says the crisis is over, even though one and a half million Canadians are still out of work.
The minister's friends on Bay Street may be doing better, but the crisis is not over until there is a recovery for the middle class.
When will the government quit hiding behind part-time job numbers and get serious about creating full-time, family-sustaining jobs?