Counting pages

During QP yesterday, Jim Flaherty ventured the following.

Mr. Speaker, we have had budget bills in this place, including under the previous Liberal government, that were many pages longer than this budget bill.

The budget bill tabled today measures something like 450 pages (depending on format). The longest budget bill I’ve found between 1994 and 2005 was 272 pages (though by the time that bill received Royal Assent it was 144 pages).

The Conservatives have moved larger budget bills before though: 900 pages in 2010 and 650 pages in 2011.