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Statement from MP Mark Strahl on 2024 Liberal Budget

CHILLIWACK – Mark Strahl, Member of Parliament for Chilliwack—Hope released the following statement in response to the 2024 Liberal Budget:

“After eight years of Justin Trudeau, the budget is still not balancing itself. Everything Justin Trudeau spends money on gets worse and more costly. Trudeau has spent, Canadians are broke, and the country is broken.

“Food prices have gone up faster than at any time in a generation because of the carbon tax Trudeau is imposing on our food. A carbon tax that, with the help of the NDP, he plans to quadruple to 61 cents a litre.

“Liberal Budget 2024 failed to stop inflationary deficits with nearly $40 billion in new spending. Trudeau’s government has doubled rent, mortgage payments, and down payments.

“Struggling families can’t afford higher taxes and more inflationary spending that drives up the cost of everything and keeps interest rates high.

“Common Sense Conservatives had 3 demands for Justin Trudeau to fix the budget:

  1. Axe the tax on farmers and food by immediately passing Bill C-234 in its original form.
  2. Build the homes, not bureaucracy, by requiring cities permit 15% more home building each year as a condition for receiving federal infrastructure money.
  3. Cap the spending with a dollar-for-dollar rule to bring down interest rates and inflation. The government must find a dollar in savings for every new dollar of spending.

“Justin Trudeau refused to listen. Common Sense Conservatives will not support the budget”