March 22, 2016


Massive new borrowing that future generations will have to pay back, with no plan for job creation.

OTTAWA — Today’s Budget confirms that the Trudeau Liberals are raising taxes on families, youth and small businesses. Despite spending nearly $30 billion in borrowed money, the Liberal budget has no clear plan to help get unemployed Canadians back to work.

According to Regina-Qu’Appelle MP Andrew Scheer, the Trudeau Liberals are borrowing and spending tens of billions of taxpayer dollars, and to pay the bill, they are raising taxes on families, workers and job-creating businesses.

The Liberals also decided to scrap popular middle-class tax cuts. They eliminated the children’s fitness credit, the universal child care benefit, and tax fairness for married couples.

“When it comes to spending taxpayer money, the Liberals just can’t help themselves,” said Scheer. “Hard working families in Saskatchewan should be very concerned that the Trudeau scheme simply grows the size of government and will do nothing to actually create jobs.”

“This isn’t a real plan to create jobs,” said Scheer. “Instead the Liberals are handing money from one politician to another, raising taxes on businesses, and driving jobs and investment away. Businesses will not invest in the Canadian economy if they do not know the cost of doing business.”

The budget also failed to address the challenges facing Saskatchewan. More than 100,000 Canadians from across the country are out of work in the oil and gas industry alone. 
Canada`s unemployment rate has increased for three consecutive months, yet there were no measures in the budget to help get those people back to work.

“The Conservatives left the Liberal Government with a $3 billion surplus, and we were 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.”

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