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Kootenay Columbia MP votes against Liberals inflationary budget

The Nelson Daily Staff
By The Nelson Daily Staff
June 9th, 2023

Kootenay-Columbia MP Rob Morrison stood with his Conservative Party to vote against the federal budget implementation bill Thursday in the House of Commons.

By a vote of 177 to 146, Bill C-47, the Budget Implementation Act, 2023, No. 1, passed the final stage in the House as both the sitting Liberals and NDP voted in favour.

“This budget represents $67 billion in new inflationary spending. Conservatives introduced 904 amendments on Friday to do what we could to stand up for struggling small businesses and families,” Morrison said.

“However, Conservatives were outvoted by the NDP-Liberal’s costly coalition.”

Morrison said billions more of inflationary spending, higher interest rates and a Canada that for far too many will become unaffordable.

He said Conservatives demands for a balanced budget, lower inflation and lower interest rates were ignored and calls on Jagmeet Singh and his NDP Caucus to stop stifling the voice of Canadians and return democracy to the Canadian people. 

Morrison said he is committed to fighting for the workers in Kootenay-Columbia. Conservatives are a government in waiting that will see Canadians:

  1. Bring home powerful paycheques with lower taxes, so hard work pays off again. 
  2. Bring home lower prices, by ending inflationary carbon tax one, carbon tax two, and deficit spending that drives up inflation and interest rates. 
  3. Bring homes people can afford, by removing government gatekeepers to free up land and speed up building permits. 

“Only Conservatives can bring home a country that works for people who work,” Morrison said.

“We must bring back the common sense of common people. Hope is on the horizon.”

The 430-page bill was tabled in the House in April following Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrsytia Freeland plan of continued deficit spending targeted at Canadians, public health care and the clean economy.

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