Absolutely, it's affordable. I am not saying it's easy, but . . . it's extremely reasonable. It would be unreasonable to have a federal government growing at much more than that we have to learn to live within budget.
Canadians should be aware that, to meet their fiscal plan, the Conservatives will have to increase personal income taxes from their current level for 2006.
It's obvious the new finance minister has very little discretion over the next several years. The Conservative fiscal plan of election 2006 exhausted virtually all fiscal surpluses in sight.
One of the key things here is. . .the road infrastructure to improve Canada-U.S. trade, that's one of the best things we can do to improve productivity.