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Conservatives should find more 'pragmatic and creative ways' to deal with $32-billion deficit

'We all want an efficiently lean government, but the fiscal mismanagement over the past five years can't solely be compensated for by a slash-and-burn, narrow-minded approach,' says Michael Qaqish.

After five years of chaotic fiscal spending patterns similar to that of a shopaholic, the Conservatives have finally come to the realization that they have dug Canadians into a $55-billion deficit ($32-billion for 2011-2012). The notion of small government doesn't exist in Finance Minister Jim Flaherty's blue book.

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Conservatives should find more 'pragmatic and creative ways' to deal with $32-billion deficit

'We all want an efficiently lean government, but the fiscal mismanagement over the past five years can't solely be compensated for by a slash-and-burn, narrow-minded approach,' says Michael Qaqish.

After five years of chaotic fiscal spending patterns similar to that of a shopaholic, the Conservatives have finally come to the realization that they have dug Canadians into a $55-billion deficit ($32-billion for 2011-2012). The notion of small government doesn't exist in Finance Minister Jim Flaherty's blue book.

  

Parliamentary Calendar
Monday, February 2, 2015
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Book of Negroes screening on Parliament Hill Jan. 27, 2015

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Copies of Lawrence Hill's book, Book of Negroes.
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Conservative MP Joyce Bateman, Lawrence Hill and Conservative MP Susan Truppe.
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Conservative MP Joyce Bateman, Lawrence Hill and Conservative MP Susan Truppe.
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Conservative MP Joyce Bateman, Lawrence Hill and Conservative MP Susan Truppe.
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Conservative MPs Ray Boughen, Rob Clarke, John Barlow and Chris Warkentin.
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Heather Bradley and Aunjanue Ellis
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Heather Bradley and Aunjanue Ellis
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Aunjanue Ellis, star of Book of Negroes.

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