Madam Speaker, I thank my colleague for the question.
I am sure that all hon. members would like to see full employment in the medium and long terms.
I have worked with troubled teenagers who wanted to change their situation. We all want everyone to have a job that values them, gives them a sense of pride, and gives them a place in our society. However, we are not there. Until then, the government has a role to play in ensuring that all the mechanisms are in place to give every individual an opportunity to improve their economic situation.
I personally think that spending this money now will enable us to save in the medium and long terms.
Doing nothing about poverty will cost us twice as much as doing something. This has been proven.