October 7, 1997 (36th Parliament, 1st Session)

NDP

Alexa McDonough

New Democratic Party

Ms. Alexa McDonough

Mr. Speaker, I refer to a finance department report that says the very best Canadians can expect from the government until the end of the century is 7.8% unemployment.
Before the election the Liberals said their unemployment goal was 5%. Now we learn that it is really closer to 8%.
Why does the Prime Minister not make this his big millennium project and put a million and a half Canadians back to work so they can join in the celebration?

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Employment
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