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2017-05-04 16:51 House intervention / intervention en chambre

Government bills, Second reading,

Deuxième lecture

Mr. Speaker, if we are going to talk fiction, the absurdity of the speech would really do Douglas Adams proud.

The real fiction is that that Conservatives are good fiscal managers. If we want to look for a time that Conservatives brought us from a deficit to a surplus, we would have to go back to the late 19th century. In the early 20th century, they managed to balance a budget. It was inherited from a Liberal government, and it was in full deficit by 1913, ahead of the First World War. Stephen Harper managed to balance a budget inherited from good Liberal fiscal management. There is one budget they claim to have balanced, and it is a spurious argument, and they ended up selling a whole lot of house to pay off the mortgage.

On what basis do the Conservatives believe they have any capacity in fiscal management?

Monsieur le Président, puisqu'on parle de fiction, l'absurdité du discours du député aurait rendu Douglas Adams très fier.

La vraie fiction, c'est l'idée que les conservateurs savent gérer les finances. Si on devait trouver une période où les conservateurs nous ont fait passer d'une situation déficitaire à une situation excédentaire, il faudrait remonter à la fin du XIXe siècle. Au début du XXe siècle, ils ont réussi à présenter un budget équilibré grâce au gouvernement libéral précédent, avant de plonger le pays dans une situation carrément déficitaire en 1913, avant la Première Guerre mondiale. Stephen Harper a réussi à présenter un budget équilibré grâce à la bonne gestion financière du gouvernement libéral précédent. Il y a un budget où les conservateurs affirment avoir atteint l'équilibre, mais cette affirmation est non fondée, car le gouvernement conservateur a fini par vendre une grande partie de la maison pour payer l'hypothèque.

Sur quels arguments les conservateurs se fondent-ils pour affirmer qu'ils sont le moindrement capables de gérer les finances?

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Posted at 15:26 on May 04, 2017

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