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Federal Budget did nothing for Kootenay Columbia — MP Rob Morrison

Nelson Daily Staff
By Nelson Daily Staff
April 21st, 2021

Rob Morrison, Member of Parliament for Kootenay-Columbia was very disappointed in the Liberal budget which was tabled Monday by Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland, calling the document “Justin Trudeau’s let down budget” for taxpayers in his riding.

“Unemployed Canadians hoping to see a plan to create new jobs, workers who have had their wages cut and hours slashed hoping to see a plan to reopen the economy, and families that can’t afford more taxes are all going to be let down by this budget,” Morrison said in an emailed statement.

“For example, we know that there will be a time in the near future when the Federal government will open the land border and yet there is nothing in the budget to facilitate a safe re-opening.”

Morrison said the providing support funds for the battered tourism sector is welcomed, but it is access to healthy international travelers that is the long-term solution for Kootenay-Columbia’s tourism families, and they need a plan.

 “Canadians want a plan to safely reopen our economy, get Canadians back to work again, and provide future generations with the hope and confidence that they will be better off than the generation that came before,” Morrison explained.

“Justin Trudeau failed to deliver that plan, instead adding nearly a half trillion dollars in new debt that can only be paid through higher taxes.”

Morrison said the Liberal budget promises over $100 Billion in new spending over the next three years, but it doesn’t talk about how the government is going to cover the cost.

“Everybody knows the only way we can pay debt is through taxes and that means people in Kootenay-Columbia are going to be taxed to pay for enormous spending,” Morrison said.

“Justin Trudeau continues to let Canadians down. This needs to stop,” added Morrison.

“Canadians can be confident that with Canada’s Recovery Plan, Canada’s Conservatives will secure their personal finances by recovering millions of jobs.”

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