Kenora MP expresses disappointment with federal budget
Tim Brody - Editor
Kenora MP Eric Melillo is expressing his disappointment in Budget 2023, which was presented by the federal government on March 28 on Parliament Hill.
A press release issued by Melillo on March 28 states that the federal budget, “Ignores the Conservative Party’s calls to the government to put a cap on government spending.”
Melillo says Budget 2023 will make life more unaffordable for Canadians.
“After 8 years of Justin Trudeau’s inflation-fuelling policies, Canadians were looking for relief in this year’s budget,” Melillo stated. “Unfortunately, this year is more of the same with higher taxes and more inflationary spending. Conservatives will not be supporting this budget.”
The Conservatives were calling on the federal Liberal government to:
• Cap government spending by matching each dollar of new spending with one dollar of savings.
• Cut taxes and deductions from paycheques so Canadians can keep more money in their pockets.
• Increase the number of affordable houses by freeing up more land for development and speeding up building permits.
Melillo stated in his press release that he is also disappointed with housing in Northwestern Ontario not being a priority for this Liberal government. “We need more people from nearly every sector in our region. Without key investments in building more affordable homes, it will make it more difficult for the region to grow,” he said.
The House of Commons will debate and later vote on the budget in the coming weeks.
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