Trudeau budget fails Nova Scotians


To the Editor:

The release of the latest federal Liberal budget makes one thing clear: Justin Trudeau is good at making promises but he and his 32 Atlantic Liberal MPs are failing to deliver for Nova Scotians, despite a strong global economy.

More than 90 per cent of middle class families are paying higher taxes because of Justin Trudeau’s out-of-control spending, and Budget 2018 will only increase that tax burden by introducing new taxes on local businesses.

Justin Trudeau’s economic policies are failing to make a difference in the lives of Atlantic Canadians. First he failed to champion the Canadian energy sector, resulting in the cancellation of the Energy East Pipeline; then he failed to negotiate a new softwood lumber agreement, putting thousands of Canadian forestry workers’ jobs at risk; and now he is imposing a federal carbon tax that will increase the price of gasoline, home heating and electricity.

Justin Trudeau promised Canadians that he would borrow a “modest” sum of $10 billion dollars per year. He also promised that he would balance the budget by 2019. However, the facts prove that he has failed. Not only is he running deficits until 2045, but he’s adding an additional $450 billion to our national debt.

Never has a prime minister spent so much, only to achieve so little.

Borrowed money isn’t free. Someone has to pay it back. And it’s hardworking Nova Scotians who will get the bill.

Hon. Rob Moore

Conservative Shadow Minister for Atlantic Canada