Mr. Speaker, thanks to the Conservatives' enlightening explanations, we have learned that for every $1 spent on consulting, we expect to save $200. The way they see it, the more we spend, the more we save. That is not really a logic that I would suggest to Canadian families right now. The reality is that with this amount of money, we could create 450 good jobs that would guarantee good public services.
Today we learned that at Public Works and Government Services Canada alone, consulting fees have doubled and have reached $1.8 billion.
Has the government lost all control over public spending?