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‘Honest budgetary numbers’

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Nice to see Liberals and Conservatives getting together and, seemingly, getting along. To think, all it took was a government threat to bankrupt the opposition, eliminate the public service’s right to strike and limit women’s ability to seek pay equity, unprecedented coalition talks between the Liberals and NDP, the Bloc Quebecois agreeing to support a federalist government, a new leader of the Liberal party, a global economic crisis, talk of a national unity crisis, the makings of a constitutional crisis and cross-country protests in the streets.

And yet, after all that, you still have to make a formal, written request to the Finance Minister if you want to see an “honest” accounting of the nation’s finances.

Are things getting better? Or are things getting worse? I can’t tell anymore.