The government once again shows where their real priorities lie.
Justin Trudeau has his priorities, and it certainly seems that serving Canadians are not among them.
While the government warns that their ‘fiscal room’ to lower taxes for Canadian businesses is limited because of high budget deficits, and while Trudeau tells Veterans they are asking for too much, it seems the Liberals are still able to find money to throw around overseas.
Here’s what the Environment Canada account tweeted on July 23, 2018:
“#DYK? 🇨🇦 has dedicated $100M to developing countries to prevent plastic from entering oceans, collect shoreline debris and better manage existing plastic resources #PlasticsCharter #BeatPlasticPollution @g7”
How can the government justify this expense? If we don’t have enough taxpayer money to keep promises to our Veterans, if we can’t help our businesses compete with the tax environment in other countries, and if we already have big budget deficits and rising debt, how can we possibly afford to give away $100 million to foreign countries to deal with ‘plastics’?
As I’ve said before, it should be a no-brainer that taxpayer dollars are spent serving the Canadian people, instead of being given away overseas.
If individual Canadians, or voluntary organizations wish to help causes outside of Canada, that’s great, and people should be free to do what they want with their own money.
But when the government forces us to give them money through taxes, there must be an obligation to keep that money in Canada, rather than give it away to other countries. Those countries should look after their own needs, and our country should look after ours.
Once again, we see that the priorities of the Trudeau government are completely upside down.
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