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2017-06-09 12:25 House intervention / intervention en chambre

Budget deficit, Government bills, Third reading and adoption

Déficit budgétaire, Troisième lecture et adoption,

Madam Speaker, I congratulate you on your temporary role.

I would like to thank my colleague from Beauport—Limoilou for his speech.

At the end of his speech he said that his party is a good manager of taxpayer dollars.

I find this is not entirely accurate. During the 10 years that the Conservatives were in office, we had $150-billion deficits. We also have deficits, this is true. We will get back to that a little later.

What did we get for all that?

Nothing. Under the Conservatives, economic growth ranged from 1% to 1.5%. With the Liberals, economic growth was stronger in 18 months than it was during the 10 years the Conservatives were in power.

If we look at the deficits from a historical standpoint, for over a century, the Conservatives have never been able to get out of deficit, although they inherited surpluses from the Liberals twice, namely in 1912 and in 2006.

The Conservatives have never been able to balance the budget without selling off government assets.

Madame la Présidente, je vous félicite pour votre rôle temporaire.

J'aimerais remercier mon collègue de Beauport—Limoilou de son discours.

Il a dit à la fin de son discours que son parti est un bon gestionnaire de l'argent des contribuables.

Je trouve que ce n'est pas entièrement exact. On a vu, pendant les 10 ans que les conservateurs ont été au pouvoir, des déficits de 150 milliards de dollars. Nous avons aussi des déficits, c'est vrai. Nous en reparlerons tout à l'heure.

Qu'est-ce qu'on a vu avec tout cela?

Rien. Sous les conservateurs, il y a eu une croissance économique de 1 % à 1,5 %. Avec les libéraux, la croissance économique a été plus forte en 18 mois que ce qu'elle a été pendant les 10 années que les conservateurs ont été au pouvoir.

Si on regarde les déficits d'un point de vue historique, depuis plus d'un siècle, les conservateurs n'ont jamais réussi à se sortir des déficits, alors qu'ils avaient hérité de surplus des libéraux à deux reprises: en 1912 et en 2006.

Les conservateurs n'ont jamais réussi à équilibrer leur budget sans vendre des biens du gouvernement.

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Posted at 15:26 on June 09, 2017

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