Mr. Speaker, I congratulate the newly elected member for Fort McMurray—Athabasca.
He is absolutely correct. Small business is vital for creating new jobs. That is why our new small business job credit lowers their employment insurance payroll taxes by 15%, and saves them $550 million over the next two years. Ninety percent of all companies, 780,000 companies, will benefit.
Unlike the opposition, we believe in putting more money into job-creating ventures.