Mr. Speaker, the bond rating agencies who judge the nation's finances are giving the throne speech a big thumbs down. That is what they are telling the provinces. Likewise, they know that the government's phoney tax cuts are actually tax hikes. Now Alberta, Ontario and Quebec are so concerned about the government's high debt-high tax policy that they are seeking an extraordinary meeting with the finance minister next month.
Why does it take the provinces to bring this to the finance minister's attention, a problem that everyone recognizes except the finance minister and the government?