Mr. Speaker, even alcoholics know that the first step to recovery is to admit that they have a problem.
Instead of blaming others, the Liberal government must own up to its failed policies of the last 30 years. For example, I want to quote that famous economist, our Prime Minister. “I have said many times that the Canadian dollar has to float downwards” he said in February 1978. In 1984 he said “I can personally live with a weaker dollar”. Now the Deputy Prime Minister is trying to blame Canadian businesses for the Liberal government's failed policies.
Why can the government not just take the first step to recovery and admit that the Prime Minister's policies were dead wrong?