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Posted: March 23, 2022

Party pact a further erosion of freedom: MP

The Liberals and New Democrats have reached an agreement that would see the NDP sell out their supporters and support Justin Trudeau’s minority government through to 2025, says Kootenay-Columbia MP Rob Morrison (Conservative Party of Canada).

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau March 22 announced an agreement reached by the Liberal Party of Canada and the New Democratic Party in Parliament, Delivering for Canadians Now, A Supply and Confidence Agreement.

As per the agreement: “… the NDP agrees to support the government on confidence and budgetary matters – notably on budgetary policy, budget implementation bills, estimates and supply – and that the Liberal Party commits to govern for the duration of the agreement.”

In short, it guarantees a form of majority government for the Trudeau Liberals until 2025. Also as per the agreement, Liberals MPs must back suggested legislation from the NDP.

In a statement to local media, MP Morrison said, “This NDP-Liberal coalition is nothing more than a callous attempt by Trudeau to hold on to power. With rising inflation, an unbearable rise in the cost of living, and a national unity crisis all on his hands, Trudeau knows he has lost the confidence of Canadians.

“His answer is to stay in power at all costs and that now includes implementing even harsher and more extreme NDP policies. Canadians did not vote for an NDP government, and this move is little more than backdoor socialism and a further erosion of freedom. If this NDP-Liberal coalition stands, Canada is in for a very rough ride.”

Morrison noted, “one of the first acts of the new NDP-Liberal government was to vote against giving Canadians a break at the pumps by removing the GST from fuel.

“This common-sense solution would have provided much needed relief to Canadians suffering most from inflation — Canadians who rely on their vehicles to get to work or to drive their kids to hockey practice, and small businesses and non-profits who depend on their vehicles to keep serving their community.

“With inflation at the highest rate in a generation, housing prices that have doubled under Justin Trudeau, and gas prices higher than $2.00/litre in some parts of the country, Conservatives proposed a simple solution to leave money in the pockets of hard-working Canadians by pausing the GST on fuel,” Morrison outlined.

“Unfortunately, the NDP-Liberal government continued with their ideological and activist agenda and voted against this solution. Canadians can’t afford higher taxes, more debt, and less accountability from the NDP-Liberal government.

“Conservatives will be consistent and continue to fight the NDP-Liberal coalition to make life more affordable for Canadians. We will continue to fight for families across Canada that have been pushed to the brink because of the cost of living crisis our country is facing,” he concluded.


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