Thunder Bay – POLITICS 2.0 –Patty Hajdu, the Liberal candidate in Thunder Bay-Superior North is stating that “Andrew Scheer’s plan to make $53 billion in cuts, including $18 billion in deep cuts to infrastructure, could mean canceling the four-laning of Highway 11/17 to Dorion — putting jobs at risk and lives on the line”.
“The Conservative cuts platform has no money for the four-laning of the highway — and that’s unacceptable,” said Patty Hajdu. “What’s worse, the Conservatives will use these savings to give a $50,000 tax break to millionaires. This is history repeating itself: a vote for Andrew Scheer is a vote for Stephen Harper’s decade of underinvestment and neglect of Northern Ontario.”
The Liberals say that Scheer’s plan for cuts will be four times deeper than Doug Ford’s cuts in Ontario. For our area, that means:
Cuts to job-creating investments — the same investments that have helped create over 1.1 million jobs.
Cuts to skills training — the same training that has set hard-working middle-class Canadians on new career paths and secure their future.
Cuts to critical public services — like Old Age Security, Employment Insurance, childcare spaces;
And $14 billion in hidden cuts — Scheer’s secret plan that could hurt Canadians the most.
“Now we know why Andrew Scheer waited until the Friday night of a long weekend, at the end of the election, to release his cuts plan. He thinks Canadians won’t notice a number like $53 billion,” said Hajdu “But the people here in Thunder Bay-Superior North won’t have the rug pulled out from under them — not when it comes to projects that make our community a better, safer and cleaner place to live.”
There’s only one way to stop Scheer’s Conservative cuts, and that’s to vote Liberal and elect a progressive government — not a progressive opposition. The NDP wasn’t able to stop Doug Ford in Ontario, or Stephen Harper before him. If in Quebec: We need Quebecers who will stand up for Quebec in government, not in opposition.
“Millionaires don’t need another tax break. But the middle class does. We have a plan to invest in people and move Thunder Bay-Superior North forward — for everyone,” concluded Hajdu.