Ottawa, ON – The Hon. Candice Bergen, Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada and the Official Opposition, and Gérard Deltell, Conservative Shadow Minister for Innovation, Science and Industry, released the following statement on the 2022 NDP-Liberal budget:

“This is not a responsible budget – this is an NDP budget. It is a budget funded by Canadians suffering from inflation. Canadians need a break and they didn’t get one from the NDP-Liberal budget today.

“Today we were looking for three things: 1) controlled spending to control inflation; 2) tax breaks for Canadians; and 3) substantial action on increasing housing supply. The budget failed Canadians on all of these.

“Canadians are worse off today than they were six years ago. Families struggling to pay their bills have been let down. Families trying to buy a house have been let down. Not one house will be built or bought this year under these NDP-Liberal programs.

“The more Liberals spend, the more expensive everything gets. The NDP-Liberal government has doubled down on their uncontrolled spending and higher taxes. Instead of tax breaks for Canadians, Trudeau is using inflation revenue to grow the government.

“To control inflation, you have to control spending. They have failed. Trudeau continues a tax-and-spend agenda to satisfy the NDP.

“We know that Justin Trudeau will continue to wedge, divide, and stigmatize Canadians and ridicule anyone who disagrees with him. Canadians have had enough. Conservatives will consistently be the voice of the millions of Canadians who are left behind by this NDP-Liberal government.”