March 23, 2016

Later this week, the Federal Budget will be announced. We have been pushing the government since the October election for the Liberal’s to announce a plan for jobs and the economy and so far we have been given no clues, just to “wait for the budget”. One item they have been clear on is the decision to run up significant debt, three times the size they campaigned on.

What to Watch for in the Budget

At the end of last year, the Liberals had more than 3 billion dollars in the bank. They’ve blown through that money and now need to break their election promise and borrow even more money. Economists now say that the Liberals will rack up more than $150 billion debt over the next four years. The Liberals will need to pay this money back by increasing taxes on hardworking Canadian families and job creating businesses. Already the Liberals are raising taxes on personal savings, workers and small businesses. With an economy in trouble, Canadians can’t afford to have their pockets emptied any further.

Job creating businesses won`t invest in the Canadian economy if they do not know the cost of doing business. Saddling businesses with higher taxes, changing the rules of the game when they aren’t looking, and handing borrowed money from one politician to another will not create jobs. More than 100,000 Canadians from across the country are out of work in the oil and gas industry alone, and those out of work Canadians are being left behind. Canada`s unemployment rate has increased for three consecutive months, despite the Liberal Government spending billions of dollars during the same time period.

Canada’s Conservatives will demand a real plan to create jobs, fight to keep more money in the pockets of hardworking Canadians, and push the Liberals to live within their means and not borrow billions of dollars the country doesn’t have.

We know the recipe for job creation: low taxes, low red tape, open competition, free trade, successful businesses and responsible spending of taxpayer money. That’s what the government should focus on.

Mobile Office Update

The next Mobile Office in Didsbury on April 6th at Mug’s Coffee Shop from 10-2. If you are in the area, please feel free to stop in and bring any questions or concerns. And a big thank you to the Benalto Leisure Centre who hosted us on March 16th.

Sincerely your Member of Parliament,

Earl Dreeshen