March 22, 2021

OTTAWA, ON – David Tilson, Member of Parliament for Dufferin-Caledon, today reacted to the Liberal government’s first federal budget by calling it a fiscal disaster.

“As predicted, the Liberals have gone on an unprecedented spending spree to the tune of a $30 billion deficit, when they were elected on a promise of no more than $10 billion,” said Mr. Tilson. “They also have no clear path to return to a balanced budget, admitting that they cannot do it within their current mandate, again breaking a key election promise.” 

The Liberal plan won’t create the private sector jobs we need. The Budget confirms that the Liberals are raising taxes on families, youth and small businesses. Despite spending nearly $30 billion in borrowed money, the Liberal budget has no clear plan to help get unemployed Canadians back to work.

“The Liberals are handing money from one politician to another, raising taxes on businesses, and driving jobs and investment away,” said Mr. Tilson. “Businesses will not invest in the Canadian economy if they do not know the cost of doing business.”

“The Conservatives left the Liberal Government with a $3 billion surplus, and we focused on keeping taxes low and supporting policies that helped create more than a million jobs. Conservatives know the recipe for job creation and economic growth: low taxes, free trade and spending taxpayer money responsibly,” stated Mr. Tilson