Ottawa, ON – The Hon. Candice Bergen, Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada and the Official Opposition, released the following statement on reports of an NDP-Liberal coalition government:

“The NDP-Liberal coalition is nothing more than a callous attempt by Trudeau to hold on to power. 

“Canadians did not vote for an NDP government. This is little more than backdoor socialism. Trudeau is truly polarizing politics which is what he likes. 

“This is an NDP-Liberal attempt at government by blackmail. Nation-building is replaced by vote-buying; secret deal-making over parliamentary debate; and opportunism over accountability. 

“With rising inflation, out-of-control cost of living, and national unity at stake, Trudeau knows he is losing the confidence of Canadians. 

“His answer is to stay in power at all costs including implementing the even harsher and more extreme policies of the NDP. “If this NDP-Liberal coalition stands, Canada is in for a very rough ride.”