OTTAWA, ON – David Anderson, Member of Parliament for Cypress Hills—Grasslands, has expressed profound regret over the 2019 Budget.
The Liberals introduced Budget 2019, acknowledging that too many Canadians are worried about facing an uncertain future. Economic activity has now slowed down more than expected and debt levels continue to grow. However, Canadians’ confidence in this country has been impacted by other issues, specifically Justin Trudeau’s attempt to cover up the details of the SNC-Lavalin scandal.
“The main purpose of this Budget of Shiny Baubles is not to invest in the middle class,” said Anderson. “If it was, the Liberals would have treated many of these issues more seriously prior to this election year. Rather, this Budget is clearly an attempt to bribe Canadians with their own money in order to deflect attention from the ongoing Liberal cover-up of the SNC-Lavalin corruption.”
The Liberals have worked for weeks to shut down questions about this scandal, which has consumed this government. The day the Budget came down, the Liberal members of the Justice Committee shut down the investigation into the SNC-Lavalin scandal.
Budget 2019 is a pre-election budget with 41 billion dollars in additional spending.
“This is the most expensive cover-up Budget in Canadian history,” continued Anderson. “Forty-one billion dollars in additional spending will not prevent Canadians from holding the Liberals accountable for this attempt to improperly influence the Minister of Justice.”
“This is everything we feared. We see a massive pre-election budget. It continues the Liberals’ history of unnecessary deficits and will require post-election tax hikes to pay the bills,” said Anderson, “and all this with the goal of buying Canadians off.”
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