Mr. Speaker, here is the substance of the auditor general's report: “Treasury Board continues to reject our recommendations”.
On national defence it states:
Little progress has been made in carrying out the recommendations addressed.
On agriculture it states:
The organizations have made limited progress...since our audit.
On government grants and contributions, a cesspool of abuse, the auditor general says:
—these programs...have chronic problems and run an ongoing risk of using public funds ineffectively and inefficiently.
Is the reason the Liberals will not fix these chronic problems because they do not know how, they do not have the will, or they simply do not care about the government's wasteful spending?