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It depends… (IV)

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Scene: After Question Period today, a meddlesome reporter tries to get Pierre Poilievre to explain how many jobs the government has created so far.

Question: (Inaudible) with this infrastructure. 

Pierre Poilievre: Lots of jobs. 

Question: No, but I need a number. 

Pierre Poilievre: Lots of jobs. 

Question: You’ve got more than 3,000 – where are you going?  I mean if it’s a great news —

Pierre Poilievre: I’m going to the grand opening of a new radio station here in Ottawa.

Question: Okay.  How many jobs have been created to date?

Pierre Poilievre: Lots of jobs.  Lots of jobs. 

Question: Be specific. 

Pierre Poilievre: I’ll be specific.

Question: Okay. 

Pierre Poilievre: We’re building roads, bridges, hockey arenas, other construction projects all of which create jobs.  We’re lowering taxes so that people can spend and invest in the economy to create even more jobs.  So the answer to your question is lots of jobs.  Thanks.

Question: The Prime Minister said 80 percent of the projects are underway.  How many jobs?  Give me a number.

Pierre Poilievre: Lots of jobs.

Question: Give me a number.

Pierre Poilievre: Lots of jobs. 

 

Question: That’s not an answer.