Throne speech must take a prudent approach
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This article was published 18/09/2020 (985 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
If recent media reports are to be believed, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the Liberals are preparing to announce billion of dollars of new spending in the speech from the throne on Sept. 23.
This is concerning to many taxpayers as the federal pandemic response has already added over $300 billion to our annual deficit, which is not sustainable without massive tax hikes and cuts to essential services. Further, some of the Liberal government’s pandemic support programs have been poorly designed, ineffective, and benefit their well-connected friends and families. The $912 million WE charity scandal is a good example of this.
How are Canadians supposed to have confidence in the Prime Minister when he is being investigated for a third ethics violation and the WE charity scandal is still being investigated? Canadians deserve better.
Erin O’Toole, the new leader of the Conservative Party of Canada, is ready to hold the Liberals to account for their mismanagement of the pandemic and their corruption scandals. I am especially honoured to be a part of Erin’s team and to serve as the new shadow Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship for the official Opposition. Part of my new role will be to hold the Liberal government to account on its immigration policy and to usher in a new chapter in the Conservative Party’s approach to immigration.
We know Manitoba and Canada benefit economically from a strong, fair, and orderly immigration system. Canadians are also compassionate people who care about helping those in need of refuge and those seeking freedom, security and better economic opportunity in Canada. Kildonan-St. Paul has welcomed newcomers for generations, and I have seen first-hand the jobs created by small businesses owned by newcomer Canadians, as well as the childcare support that reunited families provide in the community.
As your federal representative, I want to hear from you. What are your thoughts on the Liberal’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic? What do you want to see from me and from our new Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole? Please email me at email@example.com or call my constituency office at 204-984-6322.
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I am still collecting core school supplies for students in need in our community. I encourage Kildonan-St. Paul residents to drop off new, unused school supplies at my constituency office located at Unit B-27 Red River Blvd. in Winnipeg, during business hours through Sept. 30.
Kildonan-St. Paul constituency report
Raquel Dancho is the Conservative MP for Kildonan-St. Paul.