Text of the proposed Liberal amendment to the government's budget motion:
That the motion be amended by changing the period to a comma and adding the following:
"on condition that the government table reports in Parliament no later than five sitting days before the last allotted day in each of the supply periods ending March 26, 2009, June 23, 2009, and Dec. 10, 2009,
(a) to provide ongoing economic and fiscal updates;
(b) to detail the actual implementation of the budget;
(c) to itemize the actual effects of the budget with respect to the protection of the most vulnerable in Canadian society, the minimizing of existing job losses, the creation of the employment opportunities of tomorrow, the provision of economic stimulus in a manner fair to all regions of Canada, and the assurance that the government's deficit is not a burden to future generations or a detriment to economic recovery and finally;
(d) to provide details on any adjustments or new measures as may be required to benefit the Canadian economy."