Mr. Speaker, I appreciate my colleague's fine words, but I would have liked an answer from the Prime Minister.
We understand why the Prime Minister does not answer questions about the deficit. Just two years ago, he said that the budget would balance itself. With that sort of economic theory, it is no wonder we are going into debt.
With regard to the $30-billion deficit, TD Bank said last week that the deficit could be as high as $34 billion and that, if nothing is done, we could end up with a cumulative deficit of $100 billion.
Can the $100-billion-deficit man rise and finally give us an update on Canada's public finances?