February 18, 2004 (37th Parliament, 3rd Session)


Grant McNally

Canadian Alliance

Mr. Grant McNally (Dewdney—Alouette, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, the 2000 internal audit alleges fraud and double-dipping, but the Prime Minister simply minimizes that by calling it administrative errors.
He said that he only heard rumours of the wrongdoing at the time and did not feel the need to look into it. He did not speak to the prime minister or the minister in charge. He did not even give it a passing thought. However, he was finance minister of the day and he was responsible for Canadians' hard earned tax dollars.
How does the Prime Minister expect us to believe that he is as mad as hell now and when he first heard the word “fraud” he did absolutely nothing?

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Government Contracts
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