Mr. Nelson A. Riis (Kamloops):
Mr. Speaker, my question is directed to the Minister of Finance who has accomplished the impossible. He has brought in a budget that has caused outrage in virtually every part of the Canadian economy and right across Canadian society. Even his own corporate friends have said the government has brought in an inappropriate budget.
For the first time this country's credit rating is going down. The dollar is dropping. Interest rates are going up. Will the Minister of Finance now admit, with the condemnation that his budget has received across the country, that what this government is doing is wrong and not in the best interests of the Canadian economy?
Subtopic: THE BUDGET