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2016-04-12 13:32 House intervention / intervention en chambre

Budget debates, Budget deficit, Budget surplus, Conservative Party of Canada, Financial management

Débats sur le budget, Déficit budgétaire, Excédent budgétaire, Gestion financière, Parti conservateur du Canada

Mr. Speaker, could my colleague tell us where she gets the idea that the Conservatives were able to generate a $3.4-billion surplus between 2015 and 2016? If we look at the monthly figures instead of the annual figures, we can interpret them in all sorts of creative ways, but the reality is that the Conservative government’s balanced budget contained a deficit of more than $5 billion for the fiscal year. Indeed, there is only one Conservative prime minister who succeeded in eliminating a deficit and generating a surplus, and that dates back to the 19th century.

Would my colleague care to admit that, historically, the Conservatives have been chronically incapable of managing a budget?

Monsieur le Président, ma collègue peut-elle nous dire où elle prend l'idée que les conservateurs ont été capables de générer un surplus de 3,4 milliards de dollars entre 2015 et 2016? Si on regarde les chiffres mensuels plutôt que les chiffres annuels, il est possible de les interpréter de toutes sortes de manières créatives, mais la réalité est que le budget équilibré du gouvernement conservateur contenait un déficit de plus de 5 milliards de dollars pour l'année financière. En effet, il y a un seul premier ministre conservateur qui a réussi à nous sortir du déficit et à établir un surplus et cela remonte au XIXe siècle.

Ma collègue peut-elle admettre que, historiquement, les conservateurs sont chroniquement incapables de gérer un budget ?

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Posted at 15:26 on April 12, 2016

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