Mr. Speaker, it is amazing, the nerve of the Conservative Party and its allies. After they built up a $42 billion deficit, after they added astronomical amounts to the national debt and the steps they took which we are correcting, they now get up to try to attack us on financial management overall. I am surprised they even raise this as a question. I repeat, the auditor general said:
“the federal government has taken steps to strengthen financial management in its departments and agencies.
I think the report has many positive observations about what the government is doing as well as criticisms, and on balance he should recognize that.