Mr. Speaker, this morning, Statistics Canada reported that 24,700 new jobs were created in May, the fifth consecutive monthly increase. Continued job creation is more proof that Canada's economic action plan is working.
Since last July, Canada has created nearly 310,000 new jobs. Statistics Canada announced this week that the Canadian economy grew 6.1% in the first quarter of 2010, the highest quarterly growth rate in a decade.
Canada's economy is on the right track, but the global recovery remains fragile. That is why we must fully implement Canada's economic action plan.
While the opposition has plans to raise taxes and stall the recovery, our government is working hard to make our country a leader in jobs and growth.