Mr. Speaker, recent Auditor General reports exposed what appears to be a competition among the Liberal cabinet on who can be the most incompetent. Billions of dollars were spent by the housing minister with no clue whom they were housing. Indigenous Services Canada paid out hundreds of millions for remediation because it repeatedly ignored calls to fix infrastructure. Natural Resources and Environment Canada used fake data and made-up technology to bolster its hydrogen strategy.
If we think things cannot get any worse for this competition, along comes the minister of the CRA and ESDC saying, “Hold my beer.” Twenty-seven billion dollars, at a bare minimum, has been paid out to ineligible corporations and $4 billion to ineligible individuals including prisoners, people outside Canada and also the dead.
Liberal cabinet ministers should compete on serving Canadians better, not on who can waste more Canadian taxpayer dollars.