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Rosemarie Falk slams “NDP-Liberal” budget

Falk says the budget fails to address affordability issues
Rosemarie Falk
Rosemarie Falk was re-elected as MP for Battlefords-Lloydminster in the 2021 election

BATTLEFORDS-LLOYDMINSTER ‑ Conservative MP for Battlefords-Lloydminster Rosemarie Falk is slamming the federal Liberal budget handed down this week.

In her statement issued Friday, Falk characterized the budget as an NDP-Liberal budget, in reference to the deal in which NDP leader Jagmeet Singh agreed to prop up the Justin Trudeau Liberal minority until 2025. Falk particularly slammed the budget for failing to address affordability or to address rural communities’ concerns about policing costs.

Her full statement is as follows:

“At a time when inflation is at a generational high and cost of living is skyrocketing, Canadians didn’t get the break they needed from the NDP-Liberal budget.

“Canadians today are worse off than when this Liberal government first took office six years ago, this is particularly true for my constituents in Battlefords-Lloydminster whose livelihoods are under constant threat from Trudeau’s ideological-driven agenda.

“Noticeably missing from the budget was any support for rural communities grappling with burdensome retroactive wages for policing costs. Federal support is needed to address these one-time costs as our municipalities face greater financial constraints. The Liberals have dismissed these concerns every time myself or any of my Conservative colleagues have raised it and the absence of support in the budget shows how out-of-step this NDP-Liberal government is with our rural communities.

“In fact, the budget’s failure to give any tax relief to Canadians in the immediate-term is out-of-touch with the growing affordability crisis.  Instead of giving Canadians a break, the NDP-Liberal budget is spending inflation revenue to grow the government. This is not responsible.

“Conservatives have consistently been a voice for those Canadians left behind by Trudeau and we will continue to do that. Canadians need a plan to deal with the cost-of-living crisis, to bolster our economic prosperity and competitiveness. The 2022 budget is not that plan.”


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