Mr. Speaker, that is exactly what this country cannot afford to do. Let us see the facts once and for all.
Canada has fared relatively better than most during the global recession. In fact, Canada has the best fiscal position in the G7, the lowest net debt in the G7, among the lowest of deficits in the G7 and, as we all have heard, the IMF and OECD both project that Canada's growth is going to be among the strongest in the G7 if we continue on this low-tax plan that we have put in place.
The last thing that we need is to tax our businesses $10 billion more, which would in fact kill jobs.