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Saturday, January 21, 2006

Liberals try to sneak $1 billion in spending 
(en francais)

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Liberals attempt to sneak $1 billion in spending past Canadians
21 January 2006

OTTAWA – Documents obtained by the Conservative Party indicate that Paul Martin and the Liberals have authorized the spending of $1.13 billion through a secretive and technical Order-in-Council. This spending is effective as of December 22, 2005, yet the Liberals failed to tell Canadians just how the money will be spent.

“This Liberal government has been addicted to secrecy and closed government for the past 13 years,” said the Conservative candidate for Edmonton-St. Albert, John Williams. “This is just the latest slap in the face to Canadian taxpayers, and another example of why this Liberal government must be replaced.”

“The question is not whether this $1 billion is good or bad spending. Instead, the question is: Why are they spending a billion dollars without being open and transparent about it?” said Williams.

“Stephen Harper and the Conservative Party will end this type of government secrecy. Our Federal Accountability Act, which will be the first act of a Conservative government, will truly clean up the Liberal accountability deficit,” said Williams. “Canadians deserve to know where their hard-earned tax dollars are being spent, in an open and transparent way, instead of a Liberal government rushing through a billion dollars of spending in the heat of an election campaign.”

Whereas the President of the Treasury Board reports that there is no appropriation for the payment of the sums mentioned in the annexed schedule, amounting in the aggregate to $1,130,433,505, and the appropriate Ministers have reported that the payment of these sums is urgently required for the public good;

And whereas Parliament is not in session and there is no other appropriation pursuant to which the payment of these sums may be made;

Therefore, Her Excellency the Governor General in Council, on the recommendation of the President of the Treasury Board, pursuant to subsection 30(1) of the Financial Administration Act, hereby directs the preparation of a special warrant to be signed by the Governor General authorizing the payment, effective December 22, 2005, of the sums mentioned in the annexed schedule, amounting in the aggregate to $1,130,433,505, to be made out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund.


Pursuant to Order in Council P.C. 2005‑2337 of December 20, 2005, the President of the Treasury Board is hereby authorized to pay out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund, effective December 22, 2005, the amount of $1,130,433,505 for the purposes set out in the annexed schedule.

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