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April 22nd, 2015

NDP REALITY CHECK: About that contingency fund

“We won’t be using a contingency fund. A contingency fund is there for unforeseen circumstances like natural disasters.” – Jason Kenney, The West Block, Global, January 18th 2015 “Federal budget 2015: Conservatives dig into contingency to hit surplus” – CBC, April 21, 2015

When it comes time to cook the books before an election, there’s no time like the present.

“If they had stuck with the $3-billion contingency fund like they’ve had for the last few years, we would have seen a small deficit this year and next year as well.” – Dave Walsh, Ernst & Young, April 21, 2015 “They’ve played with EI and they’ve played with the contingency reserve to make it add up to a balanced budget.” – Don Drummond, April 21, 2015

Canadians deserve better.