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2016-05-09 17:48 House intervention / intervention en chambre

Financial management, Government bills, Second reading

Deuxième lecture, Gestion financière,

Madam Speaker, I will try to lead her back to the matter we are discussing today.

She seems to be ignoring the fact that it was her government that sold Atomic Energy of Canada Limited at a loss. I really do not know what she is talking about. It really makes no sense whatsoever. At least the other Conservatives stay on topic when falsely criticizing us and ignoring the Conservative deficit that we inherited and that we have still not eliminated, as we have all the other times that the Conservatives left us a deficit.

Despite all these debts, they did not make the investments needed to improve our regions. I would like to know whether my colleague is aware of the fact that the Conservatives have not managed to eliminate a deficit since the 19th century, and that they have never left a surplus even once upon ceding power, whereas all Liberal prime ministers who tabled a budget have managed to balance at least one.

Therefore, historically, which party has been able to manage national budgets, stimulate economic growth, help the middle class, and address the infrastructure deficit?

The only real wealth the Conservatives left us is the rather rich description of their legacy.

Madame la Présidente, je vais tenter de la ramener au sujet dont on parle aujourd'hui.

Elle semble ignorer le fait que c'est son gouvernement qui a vendu Énergie atomique du Canada limitée à perte, je ne sais vraiment pas de quoi elle parle. Cela n'a vraiment aucun sens, aucun. Au moins, les autres conservateurs parlent du bon sujet quand ils nous critiquent, de manière fallacieuse, en ignorant le déficit conservateur que nous avons hérité et que nous n'avons toujours pas éliminé, comme nous avions réussi à le faire toutes les autres fois que les conservateurs nous ont laissé un déficit.

Malgré toutes ces dettes, ils n'ont pas fait les investissements nécessaires pour améliorer nos régions.J'aimerais savoir si ma collègue est au courant du fait que, depuis le XIXe siècle, les conservateurs n'ont pas réussi à éliminer un déficit, qu'ils n'ont jamais laissé de surplus budgétaire une seule fois en cédant le pouvoir, alors que tous les premiers ministres libéraux qui ont déposé un budget ont réussi à en équilibrer au moins un.

Quel est donc le parti qui, historiquement, a réussi à gérer les budgets nationaux, à augmenter la croissance économique, à aider la classe moyenne et à nous sortir des déficits d'infrastructures?

Le bilan des conservateurs n'est pas fort. Par contre, ce qui est fort, c'est leur description de ce qu'ils nous ont légué.

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Posted at 15:26 on May 09, 2016

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