Mr. Speaker, let us see if they really did do better than advertised.
Four years ago, the current Minister of Finance left Bay Street and offered his services to Canadians as a good steward of the public purse. One of his promises was to run very small deficits for three years before delivering a zero deficit in 2019.
What he actually delivered was three huge deficits and a $20-billion deficit in 2019.
Could the Minister of Finance stand up and apologize to Canadians for breaking his promise, or rather, for lying to them?