Read Tony's lips

On Wednesday, Tony Clement raised the option of user fees in a speech to members of the public service. Yesterday, in QP, Mr. Clement seemed to disavow the option entirely.

Indeed, Canadians gave us a strong mandate to keep taxes low, to balance the budget by 2014-15 and over the next year we are going to get the waste out of government and conduct a strategic and operating review of all programs. The purpose of this exercise is not to look at new user fees. In fact, we will find savings so we can pay down the debt and invest in the priorities of Canadians.

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