Mr. Speaker, he is right on one thing. They have grossly exceeded their spending targets. They are way over.
It is very clear, as a former economist and now the member for Markham said as far back as last November, that the government through its wild spending would be eating into its contingency reserve. That account is there to protect Canadians, should there be unexpected downturns.
How can the government justify wild spending plans which cut into the very savings account that is supposed to be there to protect Canadians?