Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank my colleague for his exceptional work for entrepreneurs in his region and for our government.
As we promised during the election campaign, we have extended the hiring tax credit for small businesses. We will cut red tape and the administrative burden so that entrepreneurs can focus their attention elsewhere.
However, the most important thing is that we will not do what the opposition has been calling for for months: increase taxes on small businesses. No means no.
We will continue to fight for Canadian families and business people by cutting their taxes once we have balanced the budget.