Kevin Sorenson Reports
March 22, 2017, Liberal Budget Increases Canada’s debt with no plan to return to balanced budgets
Ottawa – The Hon. Kevin Sorenson, Member of Parliament for Battle River-Crowfoot, is very disappointed with the Liberal’s Budget announced today. “Canada’s Conservatives are the only voice for taxpayers,” Sorenson says. “The record of this Liberal government makes it clear that the Liberals don’t care about regular Canadians and their families: moms and dads, workers, small business owners, seniors and students. All of them are being hit by Liberal tax hikes to pay for reckless Liberal spending—spending that is making no difference in people’s day-to-day lives.”
“Conservatives are the voice of the taxpayer and we won’t stay silent while Justin Trudeau nickel and dimes Canadians to death. Once again the Liberals have hiked taxes on Canadian families, small businesses, and students. Today’s budget confirms that the Prime Minister broke his prom- ise to keep deficit spending under $10 billion a year and to balance the budget by 2019.
“Instead of stopping out-ofcontrol spending, the Prime Minister wants to borrow billions more. This Budget amounts to an admission that the Liberal government’s economic plan is not working for ordinary, hardworking Canadians. Their last budget did not grow the economy, failed to create the jobs it promised, and their “infrastructure plan” is in shambles,” Sorenson continues.
Budget 2017 hikes taxes on: Public transit users (1.8 million Canadians); Uber and ride sharing; Beer and wine; Donated medicines; Child care; Small business owners (farmers, fishers, doctors, lawyers, accountants etc.); Oil and gas companies; Tourism.
Justin Trudeau already raised taxes on Canadians by: Hiking taxes on gasoline and home heating; Increasing taxes on Canadians’ savings accounts; Implementing more payroll taxes for businesses; and Ending tax breaks for children’s soccer and piano lessons.
Justin Trudeau has borrowed more than he promised; The deficit in 2016-2017 will be $23 Billion; The deficit in 2017-2018 will be $28.5 Billion
“As an example of the targets missed by the Liberals in Budget 2017, the Finance Minister had the audacity to mention the cattle industry in his Budget speech in the House of Commons. That’s all he did; he ‘mentioned’ the industry. In reality, his government is: launching a carbon tax on everything connected to that industry; risking that industry’s competitiveness with the United States (as that nation’s tax rates are about to decrease under the new President); and not addressing cattle producer concerns and needs when it comes to industry regulations.
“The Conservatives left the Liberal Government with a budgetary surplus, and we focused on keeping taxes low and supporting policies that helped create more than a million jobs. Conservatives know the recipe for job creation and economic growth: low taxes, free trade and spending taxpayer money responsibly. The priorities in Budget 2017 are not the priorities of ordinary hard working Canadians,” Sorenson concludes.
For more information contact the Hon. Kevin Sorenson, MP at 613-947-4608