FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Ottawa, ON – Conservative Member of Parliament Dr. Robert Kitchen issued the following statement following the release of the 2018 federal Liberal Budget.
“The Trudeau Liberals’ recent budget is a failure to deliver for Canadian families. Instead of getting their spending under control, they plan to borrow more money from hardworking Canadians – adding billions more to the national debt,” said Kitchen.
The deficit for this fiscal year is $18 billion, which is three times higher than what Justin Trudeau promised during the 2015 election. With the budget not projected to be in balance again until 2045, these additional deficits will add $450 billion to Canada’s national debt over the next 27 years.
“Over 90% of Canadian families are paying more in taxes, and after this budget, they will be paying even more. The Trudeau Liberals won’t deliver the help for families they promised, despite a strong global economy,” said Kitchen.
Under the Trudeau Liberals, government spending has increased by 20%, which is three times faster than inflation and population growth combined. This is why the Trudeau Liberals’ budget raises taxes on local business owners and their employees.
“This budget provides no benefit for my constituency. There is nothing new for farmers and nothing new for veterans, yet the Liberals can commit $109 million to enforce a carbon tax that will only hurt the hardworking people of Souris – Moose Mountain,” said Kitchen.
“Justin Trudeau is good at making big promises. But when he says that he wants to help middle class families, we just don’t believe him,” said Kitchen. “It’s time for Canadians to get a break. Canada’s Conservatives will always put people before government.”