September 11, 2019

A new Conservative government will put more money in your pocket for you and your family

When Canadians go to the polls on Oct. 21, only the Conservative Party of Canada will have a trustworthy plan to put more money in your pockets so you can get ahead.

Today, Andrew Scheer, Leader of Canada’s Conservatives, officially launched the Conservative Party’s election campaign with a clear plan to help all Canadians whose lives have gotten more expensive under Justin Trudeau and the Liberals.

“Canadians are working harder and harder, but they’re just barely getting by and just can’t seem to get ahead. I’m running to be Prime Minister with a clear plan to make life more affordable for you and your family,” said Scheer.

Scheer highlighted that after four years, Justin Trudeau’s huge deficits, mounting debt, tax hikes, and broken promises have left Canadian families worse off. Under Trudeau, 80% of middle-income families have seen their federal taxes increase by $800 or more per year.

“Justin Trudeau was elected on a promise to help the middle class. But the last four years have shown he is just not as advertised,” said Scheer. “Instead of ‘sunny ways’ and ‘real change,’ you got four years of higher gas prices, massive deficits, mounting debt, and a carbon tax that makes everyday essentials more expensive.”

Scheer added, “Four more years of Justin Trudeau is four more years of deficits that threaten our health care and education systems, a higher carbon tax on gas, groceries and home heating, and four more years of weakness on the world stage, scandals, and cover ups.”

As Prime Minister, Andrew Scheer will:

  • Take the GST off home heating costs
  • Scrap the Trudeau Carbon Tax
  • Make maternity benefits tax-free
  • Create better, higher paying jobs by embracing nation building projects at home, while standing up for Canadian workers on the world stage.

“I’m a kid that grew up in a townhouse, in a family that didn’t own a car, whose mother lived with her eight siblings in a two-bedroom house on a dirt road, and today I am running to be Prime Minister. That’s the kind of opportunity Canada offered me. I want Canada to be that place for everyone,” Scheer said.