Unsustainable spending jeopardizes future


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This article was published 06/05/2021 (757 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.

As Canada waits for more vaccines during the third wave of COVID-19, I have spent a lot of time reflecting on what’s at stake in this health and economic crisis.

I have spoken to many parents in Kildonan–St. Paul who tell me their young children are depressed and do not want to eat; seniors have been emotional with me on the phone, saying they do not want to spend their last few months or years on this earth locked in their small apartments away from their grandchildren; and business owners have cried to me on the phone as their small businesses fell apart with the shutdowns.

It seems that countries which more successfully procured vaccines have been able to prevent the level of death and hospitalizations and economic closures that Canada is experiencing. In this regard, Canadians are paying the price for Liberal mismanagement of the pandemic. 

After waiting over two years for the federal budget, the longest period in Canadian history, the Liberal’s Budget 2021 failed to provide Canadians with a real plan to secure Canada’s future.

The budget contained the largest added debt in Canadian history and predicts that our federal debt will grow to $1.4 trillion by 2026. This means that in a few short years, Canada will have doubled the debt that took over 150 years to create.

Despite this unbelievable spending and the financial instability it creates for future generations, the Liberal budget failed to provide a clear plan to give Canadians confidence that we will recover from this health and economic crisis. 

Canadians want a recovery plan that safely re-opens our economy, gets them back to work, and brings back their free lives.

Erin O’Toole and Canada’s Conservatives will implement a Canada recovery plan that secures one million jobs, introduces strong accountability and anti-corruption policies, safeguards the mental health of Canadians, ensures Canada is equipped with everything it needs for future pandemics, and responsibly balances the budget over 10 years.

I have been inspired by the resilience and strength of the people of Kildonan–St. Paul. As member of Parliament, I will continue to fight for the supports our community needs and seek accountability from the Liberal government.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to my office to share your feedback, questions and concerns. Call my office at 204-984-6322 or send me an email: raquel.dancho@parl.gc.ca

Raquel Dancho

Raquel Dancho
Kildonan-St. Paul constituency report

Raquel Dancho is the Conservative MP for Kildonan-St. Paul.

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