Mr. Speaker, yesterday, the Treasury Board president denied in the House that he ever said that helping adults learn to read was a waste of money.
Let me quote yesterday's Canadian Press article:
--[the] Treasury Board President...suggested that his government would rather spend more money teaching children how to read and write than try to help illiterate adults
On tape he said that we should “not be trying to do repair work after the fact”.
Did the Treasury Board president mislead the House or was someone impersonating him and doing media interviews yesterday?