Kevin Soren­son Re­ports

The Drumheller Mail - - AROUND TOWN - Kevin Soren­son M.P. Battle River-Crow­foot Con­stituency

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

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