“The priorities of the middle class in Kildonan – St. Paul are not reflected in this Conservative Budget” argues MaryAnn Mihychuk.
WINNIPEG – Stephen Harper’s 2015 budget gives the most to rich Canadians who need the least, and fails to present a plan for jobs and growth that will benefit the residents of Kildonan –St. Paul. Canadians deserve a better plan built around the middle class and those working hard to join it.
“I listen to the concerns of my neighbours every day: they want a real and fair chance at success, and that means growing incomes and more job opportunities. Unfortunately, the Harper Conservative’s priority is a $2 billion tax break for the rich, and funding megacities.” said MaryAnn Mihychuk, Liberal candidate for Kildonan – St. Paul. “Instead of strengthening those at the heart of our economy – middle class Canadians – the Conservatives have introduced unfair proposals that will benefit the rich on the backs of the middle class.”
Under Stephen Harper, Canadians are facing tough times economically, stagnant incomes, deficits and rising debt. Unemployment last year – including youth unemployment – was still higher than before the recession, and according to CIBC, job quality in Canada is at its lowest in a quarter century. “With Canada’s average economic growth at only 1.75%, it’s the worst record of any Prime Minister since the Dirty Thirties under R.B. Bennett.” said Ms. Mihychuk.
“After months of delay, Stephen Harper plays the budget shell game with no help for municipalities needing critical infrastructure funding now for roads, sewer and water upgrades.” said Ms. Mihychuk. “What this riding needs – and what families want – are investments in, post-secondary education, and skills and innovation that will produce real growth. Under the leadership of Justin Trudeau, Canada will have a better plan focused on helping those who need it the most.”