Manitoba, and all of Canada, has successfully flattened the curve of COVID-19. Now, the question is “How will our economy recover on the other side of the pandemic?” Unfortunately, Justin Trudeau still has no plan.
Conservatives have repeatedly pushed the Liberals to deliver an economic update and be transparent about Canada’s finances. They finally released their Economic and Fiscal ‘Snapshot’ which confirms that the deficit has exploded to $343 billion. On top of that, the total net federal debt just hit over $1 trillion for the first time ever.
Sky-high taxes, wasteful spending and massive deficits put Canada in an incredibly weak position before the pandemic ever began. This Liberal track record proves they are not prepared to lead Canada through the recovery.
Under Justin Trudeau, Canada is falling behind. We have the highest unemployment in the G7. We are the only G7 country to lose its AAA credit rating. And, we are the only G7 country without a recovery plan.
Conservatives have always supported getting help to Canadians who need it. In fact, we have worked closely with the other opposition parties to point out the significant gaps and delays in the Liberals economic response plan. I have been working with Niki Ashton, NDP MP for Churchill-Keewatinook Aski to support our Manitoba commercial fishers who are still waiting for the support Justin Trudeau announced for them over two months ago.
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Justin Trudeau has been either wrong or extremely slow to act every single time. His failures have cost Canadians – from being slow to close our borders, slow to rollout aid programs and wrong not to fix the gaps in them, and wrong to raise taxes on Canadians who were already struggling to make ends meet.
Canadians cannot afford for Justin Trudeau to be wrong when it comes to our economic recovery.
Handing out billions of dollars to Liberal insiders won’t restart our economy, but that’s exactly what Justin Trudeau continues to do. Meanwhile, Conservatives will fight to get Canadians the help they need and for a transparent plan from Trudeau to guide Canada’s recovery.