FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Harold Albrecht, MP Calls Liberal Budget a Disaster

Liberal budget is a plan to nickel-and-dime Canadians

OTTAWA – MARCH 22, 2017

Harold Albrecht, Member of Parliament for Kitchener-Conestoga, issued the following statement today following the tabling of Budget 2017:

“Canadians were hoping for a better outcome from the Liberal budget announced today. At a time when Liberals are making life more expensive, Justin Trudeau could have offered lower taxes and a job creation plan that actually works.

“Instead, Canadians are getting nickel-and-dimed by this Prime Minister so he can continue to fund flawed Liberal ideas.

“The budget unveiled by the Prime Minister and the Finance Minister today demonstrates very clearly that they simply don’t understand Canada’s middle class.

“Instead of raising taxes, Justin Trudeau should focus on supporting policies that will create jobs for young Canadians. In the last year Canadians aged 15-24 lost 42,000 full time jobs.

“Sadly, Liberal programs won’t help the vast majority of Canadian workers and businesses who now face much more intense competition from a low-cost, low-tax United States.

“Canadians deserve solutions to the challenges they face right now, not expensive programs for years down the road.

“Conservative will continue to be the voice of the taxpayer and we will not stay silent while Justin Trudeau nickel-and-dimes Canadians.”