Mr. Speaker, according to Statistics Canada, 700,000 more Canadians are out of work today than before the recession. If the members opposite doubt that, they just have to ask the workers at Aveos, the workers at Brunswick Mines, the workers at Electro-Motive, the workers at Mabe. The government's answer is an insult to every one of them.
Things are getting worse. According to its own budget, unemployment will rise next year and our GDP growth rate will fall below the Americans'.
Why has the government put forth a budget that moves Canada backwards? Why did it not choose to move Canada's families forward in this budget?