Ms. Albina Guarnieri (Mississauga East):
Mr. Speaker, for weeks Canadians have been led to expect a federal budget filled with significant measures to address the mounting number of casualties from the Toiy voyage to the bottom of the economy.
The document received Monday will be remembered as an April fool's budget, a sad hoax with nothing new and nothing now. This budget is more a prophecy than a plan. Virtually no new measures are included for 1993-94, nor is any improvement in unemployment or the deficit promised for the coming year.
Rather than assist growth this government assumes growth and assumes that Canadians will wait until 1998 for new jobs. Each Canadian who is out of work needs a new job, not the snow job offered by this government.
Canadians are tired of a regime that finds ways to be more mean with less means.
Subtopic: THE BUDGET