Mr. Speaker, for nine years the Prime Minister has put all of our economic eggs in the resource extraction basket, leaving our economy at the mercy of falling oil prices. The Prime Minister has dithered as hundreds of thousands of well-paid manufacturing jobs have disappeared. Now, with a string of bankruptcies across the retail industry, he is watching tens of thousands of those jobs disappear as well.
Where is the Prime Minister's plan? When will he start creating the next generation of middle-class jobs? Where is the budget?
The minister said one thing and its opposite day after day last week. He—