Mr. Speaker, talk about denial. It is unbelievable. The fact is that Conservative policies leave individual Canadians with higher debt and bearing more and more of Canada's tax burden, while corporate tax freedom day is now months before everyone else's. It is no wonder that the minister wants to turn the Parliamentary Budget Officer into his own personal cheerleader. So much for fiscal accountability.
We all know the minister just does not like criticism, so why would he not just admit his plan is to gut the role of the Parliamentary Budget Officer and turn the Conservatives' back on the Federal Accountability Act that they themselves brought in? When is he going to admit that?