Conservatives skeptical about Liberal budget promises

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Member of Parliament, Eric Duncan (Conservative, Stormont Dundas and South Glengarry), recently issued a statement critiquing the federal budget. This was the first budget released by the Liberal government in two years.

I am very concerned about the unsustainable spending levels proposed by the government. We are now over $1 trillion in debt, including adding another $155 billion this year alone. For context, every single woman, man and child in Canada now owes $33,000 in debt- and it is expected to grow even more in the forecasts provided in the budget,” said MP Duncan.

He said, “The budget also re-promises numerous ideas, including a pledge to address child care. This is the 9th time that this pledge has been made by a Liberal government since 1993, and every time they have failed to deliver on their promises. The Liberals always talk a good game, but can’t actually follow through and deliver on what they say they are going to do.”

Conservative leader Erin O’Toole stated that he was also concerned about the “massive new financial commitments,” that were included in the budget. “The Prime Minister has moved too slow for this virus – it is racing ahead of us now. Our healthcare workers, our heroes on the frontlines, are breaking their backs because we don’t have adequate vaccine supply,” he said.

“For months, as provinces pleaded for more vaccines, the Liberals have been plotting an election. When Justin Trudeau tables his budget this afternoon, Canadians can expect the Liberal government to incur massive new financial commitments that he expects future generations to pay for.”

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