Too many Canadians left behind in Trudeau’s Throne Speech

Kids are back at school and businesses that survived the first wave of the pandemic are back in the swing of things as best they can be here in Souris-Moose Mountain. But residents keep telling me they’re worried about their health, their loved ones, their jobs, and how they are going to pay their bills through the winter.

Through his Speech from the Throne, Justin Trudeau had an opportunity to lay out a plan to help. But he failed to do so and is leaving Canadians behind, once again. He failed to mention western alienation and national unity concerns. He failed to deliver a plan to help the millions of Canadians who are struggling. He didn’t commit to increase health transfers – the provinces’ top ask. In fact, he’s done nothing but waste six weeks so that he could hide from his ethical scandals.

People in this riding need a plan now. People like parents who must continually choose between staying home with their child who got sent home sick from school or picking up another shift to make ends meet. They need to know their government is fighting for them.

I’m proud that under the leadership of Erin O’Toole, Conservatives are offering a serious, compassionate and ethical government-in-waiting that has Canadians’ backs.

Canada can and will overcome adversity together and emerge from the COVID era stronger and more united than ever before.