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2016-02-04 17:49 House intervention / intervention en chambre

Allotted days, Balanced budget, Budget surplus, Government accounting, Government assets, Government revenues, Opposition motions, Privatization, Relevancy

Actifs du gouvernement, Budget équilibré, Comptabilité publique, Excédent budgétaire, Jours désignés, Pertinence, Privatisation, Recettes du gouvernement,

Madam Speaker, the Conservatives have, once again, taken the opportunity to put forward real policy on this opposition day and traded it for a chance to talk about themselves and the mirage of their own ostensibly brilliant record.

If we take the old books off the Conservative stove long enough to read them, we might find a few entries that make sense. We will not find very many, though. If we have the callouses needed to turn those still-warm pages, we will find a lot of capital assets that were quietly removed from the books, liquidated; that is, sold, trimmed from part of the inventory of supplies the government owns to provide services to the people, to a one-time supply of cash that can be ever so briefly used to show that the government is making money.

When the Conservatives tell us that they balanced the budget, what they are not telling us is that they sold the house to pay off the mortgage. Unfortunately for them, Canada has found a new place to live.

Madame la Présidente, les conservateurs ont, une fois de plus, profité d'une journée de l'opposition pour parler d'eux-mêmes et de leur bilan prétendument remarquable plutôt que de mettre en avant une véritable politique.

Si nous consultons les vieux livres cuisinés par les conservateurs, nous pourrions trouver quelques inscriptions sensées. Nous n'en trouverions pas beaucoup, toutefois. Nous constaterions que de nombreux actifs immobilisés ont été supprimés subrepticement des livres, qu'ils ont été vendus, puis retirés de l'inventaire d'actifs que possède le gouvernement et qui servent à fournir des services à la population. Ces actifs ont été vendus, et les fonds ponctuels ainsi obtenus ont servi pendant quelque temps à montrer que le gouvernement gagne de l'argent.

Lorsque les conservateurs affirment qu'ils ont équilibré le budget, ce qu'ils ne disent pas, c'est qu'ils ont vendu la maison pour payer l'hypothèque. Malheureusement, le Canada a trouvé un nouvel endroit où vivre.

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Posted at 15:26 on February 04, 2016

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