Exactly. Accounting 101.
If we had done in the private sector what we did here it would be called accrual accounting, which is what most businesses happen to use.
The hon. minister has promised to give the member a lesson in accounting 101 anytime he would like to have it.
What we have done is recognize the liability at the time it was incurred. If what the hon. member wants to do is accuse the government of in fact having done better on the deficit this year than we announced, that is a lot better than what the previous government was accused of, which was to always understate the deficit.
The fact is we probably have the cleanest books of almost any government around.