Madam Chair, I hear what my hon. colleague is saying, but the numbers do not add up. According to the statistics, we have the highest unemployment rate in the G7.
The Liberal government has spent more as a percentage of GDP than any other country. As a result, our unemployment rate is higher than that of other countries. This has not been a success, which is why we are proposing changes to rent, wages and personal income assistance programs to reward work and supplement incomes. We want to encourage growth rather than crippling it.
This is not just an economic issue for Canadians. It is a matter of values. We should always encourage and reward work, not punish it.