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2017-05-03 16:20 House intervention / intervention en chambre

Government bills, Second reading,

Deuxième lecture

Madam Speaker, I enjoyed my colleague from Louis-Saint-Laurent's speech, but maybe he needs better glasses. He said that the former government lived within its means. We know the Conservatives managed to balance the budget one time because they sold so many government assets that they were able to hide their deficit. The last time the Conservative government balanced a budget was over a century ago. I do not know where people get the idea that the Conservatives are good money managers. That is a total fantasy.

There are deficits in our communities and in society. Personally, I would rather have deficits in the budget than in our communities.

I have a question for my colleague. Why does he think communities are not important? Why should we care only about dollars, not about communities, cities, regions, and the Canadian people?

Madame la Présidente, j'ai apprécié le discours de mon ami de Louis-Saint-Laurent. Toutefois, peut-être a-t-il besoin de meilleures lunettes. En effet, il dit que l'ancien gouvernement travaillait en respectant ses moyens. On sait que les conservateurs ont réussi à équilibrer le budget une fois, parce qu'ils ont vendu tellement de biens appartenant au gouvernement qu'ils pouvaient cacher leur déficit. La dernière fois que le gouvernement conservateur a équilibré un budget, c'était il y a plus d'un siècle. Je ne sais pas d'où vient l'idée que les conservateurs sont capables de gérer un budget. Cela relève complètement de l'imagination.

Les déficits existent dans nos communautés et dans la société. Personnellement, je préfère les laisser au budget plutôt qu'à nos communautés.

J'aimerais poser une question à mon collègue. Comment se fait-il que les communautés ne sont pas importantes? Pourquoi devrait-on compter seulement sur le dollar, et non pas sur les communautés, sur les villes, sur les régions et sur le peuple canadien?

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