Mr. Speaker, we have been focused over the past five years on growing the Canadian economy by creating new jobs and by encouraging Canadians to create new jobs. We have seen success with over a million new jobs created over the past five years and the lowest poverty rates in a long time. We have decreased poverty by significant percentages and lifted almost a million people out of poverty.
We recognize that when it comes to procurement there is always an important balance to be made between making sure we are making responsible use of taxpayer money while at the same time creating good jobs. We are always focused on getting that balance right.