Mr. Speaker, let me try again.
The Minister of Finance recently called PBO numbers “unbelievable”, “unreliable” and “incredible”.
What is unbelievable is the government attacking the PBO when it knew he was right. What is unreliable is any financial estimates the Conservatives give Parliament. What is really incredible is that the government still refuses to make the PBO independent.
Will the government now withdraw its smears against the Parliamentary Budget Officer and apologize to him?