Mr. Speaker, the hon. member has his facts totally backward. We agree with the OECD which said recently that employment was the most promising way of tackling inequality. That is why our number one focus for the last three years has been on jobs and economic growth.
We have brought in a number of ways to help Canadians get back to work, things like the home renovation tax credit that created jobs right away in small communities even like those in my riding. We also had the rest of the economic action plan that created over 600,000 new jobs. However, the hon. member and his friends keep voting against all these ways to help.