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2016-06-06 12:55 House intervention / intervention en chambre

Balanced budget, Canadian history, Conservative Party of Canada, Financial management, Government bills, Poverty, Report stage, Retirement terms, Senior citizens

Budget équilibré, Conditions de mise à la retraite, Étape du rapport, Gestion financière, Histoire canadienne, Parti conservateur du Canada, Pauvreté, Personnes âgées,

Mr. Speaker, I have a couple of quick questions. I am curious as to whether the member is aware of the history of the ability of the Conservatives to balance budgets, going back over a century. The last time the Conservatives took the country from a deficit to a surplus without inheriting it from us was in the late 19th century. I wonder whether the member was aware of that.

I am also curious about the member's comments regarding seniors. How long should somebody living in poverty be required to stay in poverty? The member wants the age to go from 65 to 67 before people can get their seniors' benefits. At what age do the Conservatives say that people are old enough to stop being poor?

Monsieur le Président, j'ai quelques brèves questions à poser. Je me demande si la députée connaît le bilan des conservateurs en matière de budgets équilibrés depuis un siècle. La dernière fois que les conservateurs ont hérité d'un déficit et légué un excédent, c'était à la fin du XIXe siècle. Est-ce que la députée le sait?

Je m'interroge par ailleurs sur les commentaires de la députée à propos des aînés. Jusqu'à quand les pauvres doivent-ils rester pauvres? La députée veut faire passer de 65 à 67 ans l'âge où l'on peut toucher la prestation aux aînés. À quel âge est-on assez vieux pour sortir de la pauvreté, selon les conservateurs?

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Posted at 15:26 on June 06, 2016

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