Mr. Speaker, I see: it is not cuts but “changes”, and the changes are cuts.
The Minister of Finance knew the numbers when he decided to reduce the deficit at the expense of seniors. He knew that by cutting old age security, he would be taking $10 billion a year directly from the pockets of seniors.
He hid that information from Canadians and he hid it from Parliament. Even Conservative members had to vote in favour of these cuts without knowing their full extent.
How can the Prime Minister justify such a lack of transparency, which is also now being condemned by the Auditor General?