Conservatives have a great opportunity to be fiscally responsible. Instead kill jobs, waste billions of dollars and show they prefer corruption and secrecy.
(1)Tony Clement and a small committee of cabinet ministers, is responsible for finding $4-billion in continuing annual savings across government.
It’s a key part of the government’s plan to balance the budget by 2014-15.
What’s a simple way to do this, plus create jobs?
(2)Marc- Andre Gagnon, a Carleton University professor says a universal pharmacare program for all Canadians could result continuing annual savings of $10.7 billion a year.
Well that was easy. Almost $7 billion extra to spare.
(1)Public servants were called to meetings Monday afternoon at Public Works where the cuts – totalling $172.2-million and affecting 687 jobs over three years – were explained. 92 auditor positions across Canada will be terminated.
The decision to eliminate auditing jobs at Public Works is raising eyebrows given the department’s close connection to political contracting scandals throughout history. The department is in the midst of overseeing a $35-billion wave of military purchases – including new ships and icebreakers
Also more spending that should raise eyebrows but won’t without the purchases being audited.
(3)F-35 stealth fighter jets could cost Canada $29.3 billion, according to the parliamentary budget office — nearly double the government’s initial estimate of $16 billion.