2018 starting out on a very unsettled footing

The fall session of the House of Commons wrapped up last week.

The Finance Minster took a beating all fall for his proposed tax changes. He backed off and said he would rethink them. Then he avoided coming to Question Period and waited until the House adjourned before he announced his new suggestions, which come into effect in two weeks. What that did was it allowed him, and Justin Trudeau, to avoid the same scrutiny they faced earlier.

Meanwhile, the Minister for Disabilities is in more hot water for again attacking those who have come to him for help.

The Defence Minister announced last week that we will be buying used fighter jets from the Australians. Because the Liberals wont move ahead with buying new jets, Canada is now trying to buy other countries’ junk.

That hardly compares to the damage Justin Trudeau did internationally to Canada this fall. He managed to fracture our relationship with the Japanese, tick off the Australians and the Kiwis and then offended the Chinese as well. With NAFTA negotiations going nowhere, he is putting this whole country at risk. 2018 is starting out on a very unsettled footing.

David Anderson, MP

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