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2016-05-09 18:24 House intervention / intervention en chambre

Government accountability, Government bills, Second reading, Tax policy,

Deuxième lecture, Imputabilité du gouvernement, Politique fiscale

Madam Speaker, I would like to know whether the member for Trois-Rivières, who spoke about the importance of keeping promises, which I am proud to tell him is what we are doing, still agrees with his party's position that governments should not run deficits and that austerity is the solution to our economic problems.

NDP members talk about their ideal and about their idealistic promises, which are not right, left, or forward. Their promises are nothing but dreams and symbolic gestures, but at the end of the day, they promised austerity, which does not work. It involves telling the most vulnerable that they must do more with less and that they must not invest. They are talking about what they will do in five or ten years and hope that their policies will have perhaps helped us.

Does the member still stand by his promise of austerity, or is that a broken NDP promise?

Madame la Présidente, j'aimerais savoir si le député de Trois-Rivières, qui parle de l'importance de tenir ses promesses — je suis d'ailleurs fier de dire que c'est ce que nous faisons — est toujours d'accord sur la ligne de son parti selon laquelle les déficits ne devraient pas se faire et que l'austérité est la solution à nos problèmes économiques.

Les députés du NPD nous parlent de leur idéal et de leurs promesses idéalistes qui sont ni de droite, ni de gauche ni de l'avant. Tout ce qu'ils nous ont promis, ce sont des rêves ou des gestes symboliques, mais au bout du compte, ils ont promis l'austérité, une politique qui échoue et qui consiste à dire aux plus démunis de faire plus avec moins, de ne pas investir. Ils parlent de ce qu'ils vont faire dans cinq ou dix ans, et ils rêvent que leurs politiques nous auront peut-être aidés.

Le député est-il toujours d'accord avec sa promesse d'austérité, ou est-ce une promesse brisée du NPD?

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