Pass the budget bill or the global economy will shoot this country

From QP this afternoon, the Conservatives push back against the opposition’s talk of opposing the budget bill with amendments and procedural delays.

Dave Van Kesteren: Mr. Speaker, despite the budget bill having the longest amount of debate in the House and the longest amount of committee stage consideration of any budget bill in over two decades, the NDP and its partners want to delay it and the implementation of the economic action plan 2012. At a time when the global recovery remains fragile, especially in Europe, Canadians want the government to focus on promoting jobs, economic growth and long-term prosperity. Can the Minister of Finance explain why the implementation of Canada’s economic action plan is so important to ensure that Canada’s economy remains strong?

Jim Flaherty: Mr. Speaker, I want to thank the member for Chatham-Kent—Essex for that very important and insightful question. It is the best question of the day so far. It is about the economy and it is about jobs. The economic recovery, particularly in Europe as I know from my discussions today, is fragile. We must protect our own country. The economic action plan is vitally important for this country. It has been working. We have created over 750,000 net new jobs in Canada. We have the bill before Parliament now to continue with Canada’s economic action plan. It is important that we get this bill passed to protect Canada and protect—

Alas, the Finance Minister ran out of time at that point.




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Pass the budget bill or the global economy will shoot this country

  1. Hah! Even with a planted question, they’re too long-winded to come up with an answer.

  2. Hey now there’s a blast from the lying past!

    PERMANENT TAX ON EVERYTHING!!!!

  3. And Harper is lecturing Europe again. Hilarious. If the Europeans even wanted to answer and waste their time, they would say “You have control of half a continent of natural resources which you are selling off in their raw unprocessed state for whatever you can
    get. You lecture us while you sell off your children’s and grandchildren’s future in order to ease your way through a recession and save your government. We laugh behind your back.”

  4. It’s fragile, ohmigawds itzzz fragile, everything is so fragile held together so precariously on lies and deceits and dogmas and oh! My Gawdsss itzz so fragile! Whaddd are we gonna do? All our eggs izz in one basket izz so fraggillle!

  5. Irish Jim knows where your dog is …

  6. Please let this moron not have advised the CPP to buy into FB IPO

  7. “We must protect our own country.” . . . by farming its policing and environmental protection out to the Americans.

  8. “Jim Flaherty: Mr. Speaker, I want to thank the member for Chatham-Kent—Essex for that very important and insightful question. It is the best question of the day so far. It is about the economy and it is about jobs”

    …at which point Flaherty’s soul tore open his chest cavity and made for the nearest exit.

    Haha, just kidding, Conservative cabinet ministers turn in their soul as part of the swearing-in ceremony.

  9. My lord, it’s like a sweaty massage parlour in there.

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