Madam Speaker, I want to ask my colleague if he remembers this. The parliamentary secretary has stood a few times today. On one hand, he recalls how the previous Harper government wanted to keep a line on spending back in the fall of 2008 after the election. On the other hand, the Liberals like to remind the House about the deficits the government had to incur after 2008.
It was in December 2008 when the leader of the Liberal party, the leader of the Bloc Québécois and the leader of the NDP all signed an agreement forcing the government of the day, a minority, to spend billions of dollars. In fact, some Liberal MPs were basically on their knees, begging for deficits of the government.