AUDIO – DESCRIPTION:
On February 1, 2018, Freedom Party of Ontario leader Paul McKeever testified at the Oshawa hearing of Finance Minister Charles Sousa’s Pre-Budget 2018 Consultations. Before submissions commenced, each of Sousa and Dickson gave opening remarks. The attendees were told that, thereafter, submissions were to be made back-to-back, with no debate in between, so that everyone would be heard. The meeting was scheduled to last only 1.5 hours: from 9:00 AM until 10:30 AM.
The first to make a submission was Adrian Foster, the Mayor of Clarington. Paul McKeever commenced his submissions immediately thereafter, essentially focusing upon 4 ways not to balance a budget. Apparently, McKeever’s submissions landed a blow because, as soon as McKeever finished, the Finance Minister indicated he wanted to make a response to McKeever’s submissions.
This recording includes both McKeever’s oral submissions and the Finance Minister’s response.
Listen to the submission and response: