Canada’s Conservatives to force a vote on balancing the budget
Ottawa: The Honourable Andrew Scheer, Leader of Canada’s Conservatives and of the Official Opposition, and the Hon. Pierre Poilievre, Conservative Shadow Minister for Finance, issued the following statement regarding the Fall Economic Statement and an upcoming Conservative motion:
“On Wednesday, the Liberals will table their Fall Economic Statement and no matter what it contains, only one thing really matters. Justin Trudeau needs to tell Canadians when he will balance the budget. Future generations shouldn’t be on the hook for his reckless spending. “Justin Trudeau said he would only run small deficits of $10 billion a year, and that he would balance the budget by 2019. But he broke those promises. Instead, this year’s deficit is now almost $20 billion, three times what Justin Trudeau said it would be, and he has added $60 billion in debt.
“You don’t need to be an economist to understand that more debt today means higher taxes tomorrow. Canadians know its wrong to leave their kids with an unpaid credit card bill. But that’s exactly what Justin Trudeau is doing.