FULL STATEMENT: Pierre Poilievre Rips Liberal Budget That Will Make Inflation Worse

All that Justin Trudeau has delivered for Canadians is more debt, more inflation and more costs on the backs of the hard-working and beleaguered people of this country.

In the wake of Justin Trudeau’s big-spending inflationary budget, Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre ripped the plan as something that will further drive up inflation.

Poilievre slammed the budget, referring to it as a “$43 billion bonanza” that failed to meet any of the demands Conservatives had.

Rather than listen to common-sense, Trudeau has chosen to push the country in an even more socialist direction, with a budget full of increased spending, higher taxes, and more government control. It makes Canada less competitive, and robs Canadians of more of our tax dollars. And all that new spending means there will be more money chasing fewer goods, which will add to inflationary pressures and mean higher interest rates will be necessary to get inflation under control.

Poilievre is right to denounce the budget, and all Canadians should be appalled by the Liberal government wrecking our economy even further.

You can read Poilievre’s official statement on the budget, or watch his remarks below:

“After eight years, Justin Trudeau’s inflationary taxes and spending have created a cost-of-living crisis that is hurting the hard-working people of this country. Conservatives demanded that this budget must work for the people who work. We had three clear demands:

Bring home lower prices by ending the inflationary deficits and spending.

Bring home powerful paycheques with lower taxes and scrap the carbon tax so hard work pays off again.

Bring homes people can afford by removing government gatekeepers to free up land and speed up building permits.  

“This budget meets none of these demands. It is a $43 billion bonanza of new inflation, debt and taxes. All that Justin Trudeau has delivered for Canadians is more debt, more inflation and more costs on the backs of the hard-working and beleaguered people of this country.

“During last year’s budget, Minister Freeland said she was ‘absolutely determined that our debt-to-GDP ratio must continue to decline. Our deficits must continue to be reduced…This is our fiscal anchor. This is a line we shall not cross. It will ensure that our finances remain sustainable.’ Here we are. A year later, Justin Trudeau has crossed that red line.

“Trudeau’s war on work continues. Canadians are living in desperation, skipping meals, living in their parent’s basements, unable to drive to work, falling into depression, and even considering suicide because they cannot afford the pressure and the bills that this Prime Minister has imposed after eight long years. This budget makes all of those pressures, all of those pains, and all those costs even worse.

“Conservatives work for those who work. And that’s why we will vote against Justin Trudeau’s inflationary budget.”

Spencer Fernando

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