Being a husband and father, I understand that financial freedom is key to ensuring that Canadian individuals and families prosper. Over the last four years, we’ve seen the piling on of expenditures and bureaucracy coupled with increased taxes, leading to an unprecedented level of national debt. This debt will be passed onto future generations – our children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren – and leaves no responsible strategy in the event of an economic downturn.
We need a leader and government that understands balance and prudence in our spending. I believe that investments made from a balanced budget situation produce greater confidence in the continuation of investments – in ensuring that we spend within our means and produce long-term benefits.
Once again, the Liberals have imposed new taxes to pay for their reckless spending habits, particularly through the tax on everything, the carbon tax. The carbon tax scheme makes necessities like electricity bills and groceries more expensive while having no real impact on reducing global emissions.
Conservatives have introduced a real plan on the environment – focusing on innovation and investment rather than taxation – and are rolling out policies to ease the financial burden on families, such as tax-free home heating. We recognize the challenges that everyday Canadians face, here in Alberta and nationwide, and are focused on tangible results on the things that matter most to Canadians.