Motz says Liberals’ budget simply a distraction attempt
The large sums of spending in Tuesday’s federal budget are a diversion from the ongoing SNCLavalin scandal plaguing the government, says Medicine HatCardston-Warner MP Glen Motz.
“Budget 2019 is an attempt to distract Canadians with their own money,” said Motz March 19.
He claims the $41 billion in new spending will lead to higher taxes if the governing Liberals are re-elected.
“This is expected to be one of the most expensive cover-ups in history,” he said. “Nothing in this budget can be taken seriously.
“It was drafted under the cloud of scandal and created with one intention in mind and that is to … cover up for our prime minister and to take their money after he’s reelected.”
Former justice minister and attorney general Jody WilsonRaybould resigned from cabinet after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pressured her to drop criminal charges against Montreal-based construction company SNC-Lavalin, she testified in late February.
The budget includes $1.18 billion toward stemming the flow of irregular migrants from the U.S. border.
Motz said this is a problem of the government’s creation, which the opposition has been warning them about since 2017.
“It’s a disgrace to taxpayers,” he said. “It could have been avoided.” Motz says his constituents tell him they are in favour of reducing the debt, lower taxes and more support for the energy sector.
“So far, I have heard nothing but increased debt and billions of dollars flying everywhere to change the channel,” he said.
In order to reduce taxes and the debt, the government must cut spending.
One place the government can reduce expenditures is foreign aid, said Motz.
“We give out hundreds of millions of dollars to other parts of the world that have little impact coming back to our country. I know we need to be good global corporate citizens, but there’s a limit,” he said.