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Canada at a crossroads — MP Rob Morrison

On the eve of the Federal Budget 2021, Kootenay Columbia MP Rob Morrison is concerned new budget spending will leave Canada with unsustainable levels of debt and an uncertain economic future.

Kootenay Columbia MP Rob Morrison said on the eve of Monday’s Federal Budget, Canada is at a crossroads.

Morrison said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s “reimagined” economy is a risky “Ottawa- knows-best” approach that picks winners and losers by deciding which jobs, sectors, and regions of our country will be prosperous.

He said this unproven economic approach threatens the personal financial security of Canadians. 

“In this budget, Justin Trudeau plans to incur massive new financial commitments that he expects future generations to pay for,” Morrison said.

“These will leave Canada with unsustainable levels of debt and an uncertain economic future.”

Morrison said a concern he has is the unequivocal support the Liberals have maintained from the NDP, even after the recent botched vaccine rollout.

“Enabling unethical behaviour in government is dangerous and we must expect

more, and better, from government and those on the Opposition side of the House of Commons,” Morrison explained.

“Well ahead of the budget, and without even so much as reviewing what it contains, the NDP have stated they will support the Liberals. A carte blanche pass in the case of this Liberal government is not in the best interest of Canadians.”

Morrison said in contrast, his Conservative colleagues continue to work to hold this government to account and support Canada’s Recovery Plan that secures your personal finances by recovering millions of jobs that have been lost and taking immediate action on the hardest hit sectors, helping those who have suffered the most, including seniors, women and young people. 

“We will secure the economic future of Canada by providing incentives that create new opportunities, higher wages, and lower taxes,” Morrison said.

Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland will release the long-awaited budget Monday as Canada attempts to dig out of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Freeland's first budget as finance minister will attempt reduce the severity of COVID-19's third wave and set the stage for an economic rebound.

During the fall economic statement released in November, Freeland projected the deficit would reach $381.6 billion by the end of March 2021.