Mr. Dave Nickerson (Western Arctic):
Mr. Speaker the appalling performance of the Liberal Government is not without its root causes. Those Canadians desperately seeking non existent jobs know what to blame. It is the Liberal zero growth policy. It is the Liberal high interest rate policy. It is the Liberal anti-investment policy, and the Liberal lack of concern for economic and job related issues.
Today's Statistics Canada figures speak for themselves. Our unemployment rate remains at 11.4 per cent, in comparison with only 7.8 per cent in the United States. Last month youth unemployment increased from 18.2 per cent to 18.5 per cent. The number of long-term unemployed is now double what it was three years ago.
Canadians have a right to expect a better deal from their Government. They know that neither the Liberals nor the NDP can deliver jobs. Therefore, let us bring on an election and change to a Conservative Government dedicated to high rates of permanent employment right across the nation.
Subtopic: LABOUR CONDITIONS
Sub-subtopic: APRIL UNEMPLOYMENT STATISTICS