Conservative leader Erin O’Toole says any plan by the NDP and the Liberals to keep Justin Trudeau’s minority government in power would be a disaster for Canada.
“The Liberal-NDP coalition will be a disaster for the Canadian economy and cause devastating financial impacts for workers and communities from coast-to-coast-to-coast. Canadians are already struggling with the rising cost of living in Justin Trudeau’s economy, and this coalition will mean billions of dollars in new spending to buy Jagmeet Singh’s silence,” said O’Toole in a statement Monday.
“The cost of everyday essentials such as gas, groceries, and housing are going up as inflation is at an 18-year high. Household budgets are stretched thin, especially for seniors living on a fixed income, and families with young kids. This coalition will mean that Jagmeet Singh will be able to push a radical agenda that will threaten the livelihoods of millions of Canadians.”
The Globe and Mail on the weekend reported the NDP is holding informal talks with the Liberals to prop up the minority government for two to three years in exchange for action on housing, pharmacare, climate change, compensation for indigenous children and other issues.
Both parties are holding caucus meetings in Ottawa Monday and the plan is expected to be the topic of discussion.
“A Liberal-NDP coalition would also shut down Canadian energy and resource sectors, eliminating thousands of jobs, dividing the country and making Canada a poorer and less relevant country. By turning its back on hardworking Canadians, the Liberal-NDP coalition will increase Canada’s reliance on countries with horrific human rights abuses,” said O’Toole.
“In the months leading up to the campaign, I repeatedly warned that Justin Trudeau and the NDP have the same high tax, high spending agenda. Justin Trudeau has demonstrated time after time that he will do anything to hold onto power.
“Canadians deserve to be told the truth and they deserve a Parliament that will tackle the severe economic challenges facing Canadians across the country.”
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