Yes, it is substracted; everything is figured out here, the province pays and the federal government provides the total amount of $14,903,249,000. That is what social security is presently costing in Canada.
Yes, it includes municipalities, cities like Montreal, Quebec and Rouyn-Noranda.
Mr. Speaker, this is a plan we are submitting. It can be studied; the economists can wallow in it if they want, and figure it out.
Now, the point I want to make is that we must at all costs adjust the financial system to the physical requirements of our country, that is to say make financially possible what can physically be accomplished. Everybody can understand that easily. We used to hear Mr. Georges-Emile Lapalme, former provincial Liberal leader, say it over and over again on television and radio.
Mr. Speaker, last week I was talking to students of three universities in Montreal, McGill, Loyola and Sir George Williams. Last summer, those students
were looking for jobs and the government with its Opportunities for Youth program was supposed to get them some. We provided jobs for 400,000 young Canadians through programs set up by the government, but 900,000 students were unable to find a job during the summer.
I tell the younger generation in plain words, if a war was to break out tomorrow, each and everyone of you would find a job in the Canadian army. They would be dressed, fed and even paid to go and fight for Christianity and civilization. Why do we not start respecting Christianity and civilization at home, in Canada. Instead of meddling with financiers who dream up such bills as Bill C-259, let us bring about the necessary monetary reform by subordinating money to the human being and not the human being to money as would presently be the case should Bill C-259 be adopted.
Mr. Speaker, I am glad to have this opportunity to speak on the bill and also to take advantage of the statement of the Minister of Finance (Mr. Benson) that the bill in its complexity obviously leaves some things to be desired and undoubtedly the government will be taking steps to amend the bill and to improve it. I should like to point out this evening some of the measures which I think the government should take the opportunity to imprpve as quickly as possible.