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Posted: April 18, 2021

Carte blanche pass for government not the best for Canadians

By Rob Morrison

Op-Ed Commentary

The Liberal government has announced that it will table a budget on April 19; this will be the Liberal’s first budget in over two-years, a dubious Canadian record.

One of the central themes of the budget will be the creation of a national child-care program. According to media reports, other items that could be included in the budget are skills training, a foreign home buyer’s tax, modernizing EI, and their green economy plan.

As Canadians look ahead to rounding the corner on Justin Trudeau’s third wave of the health crisis, our country is at a crossroads.

Justin Trudeau’s “reimagined” economy is a risky “Ottawa-knows-best” approach that picks winners and losers by deciding which jobs, sectors, and regions of our country will be prosperous. This unproven economic approach threatens the personal financial security of Canadians.

In this budget, Justin Trudeau plans to incur massive new financial commitments that he expects future generations to pay for. These will leave Canada with unsustainable levels of debt and an uncertain economic future.

Even as the Liberals face scandal and a botched vaccine rollout, the NDP have supported them unequivocally. Enabling unethical behaviour in government is dangerous and we must expect more, and better, from government and those on the Opposition side of the House of Commons.

Well ahead of the budget, and without even so much as reviewing what it contains, the NDP have stated it will support the Liberals. A carte blanche pass in the case of this Liberal government is not in the best interest of Canadians.

In contrast, Conservatives continue to work to hold this government to account and support Canada’s Recovery Plan that secures your personal finances by recovering millions of jobs that have been lost and taking immediate action on the hardest hit sectors, helping those who have suffered the most, including seniors, women and young people. We will secure the economic future of Canada by providing incentives that create new opportunities, higher wages, and lower taxes.

– Rob Morrison (Conservative Party of Canada) is Kootenay-Columbia Member of Parliament

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