Mr. Speaker, instead of worrying about what our great government would have done on this side of the House, perhaps he should worry a little more about what the government is not doing on his side of the House.
He did believe in fiscal prudence at one point in time. This is a quote from CBC in November:
...because we want to go into deficit in order to make significant investments that we think are really important...[it] doesn't give us licence to be in any way flexible about how we deal with our finances more generally.
What has changed in the last three months that causes the Minister of Finance to feel like he has a licence to spend?