Source: Liberal Party of Canada
Ottawa, ON – Conservative politicians say they’re ‘for the people’ but then they make cuts to programs and services that Canadians rely on.
It’s really no surprise. This is what Conservative politicians do. Andrew Scheer and Conservatives like Doug Ford opposed our infrastructure investments at every step. Today, Andrew Scheer’s hollow promises mean infrastructure projects across Canada could be delayed or cut.
Andrew Scheer won’t tell Canadians which critical water, electricity, or broadband projects would fall to the wayside so Andrew Scheer can pay for his tax cuts for the wealthy.
Cherry-picking projects or rebranding Liberals’ successes is not a plan for building stronger communities. It is a plan for added delays, fewer projects and crumbling infrastructure.
Don’t take our word for it, just look at what Doug Ford did in Ontario. By the Ford government’s own admission, they have missed two construction seasons by putting slogans before substance and by looking for political wins where they should have been working to get shovels in the ground. Funding has been on the table since day one.
Andrew Scheer’s infrastructure proposal is nothing short of a rollback of our commitment to building stronger communities. Conservative cuts hurt, and it is Canadian families and communities who will be affected by Andrew Scheer’s five-year cuts plan.
Over the last four years, Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government has:
- Approved more than 48,000 projects.
- Renovated or built more than 170,000 affordable housing units, and on track to remove 530,000 households from housing need.
- Invested $2.2 billion in the Municipal Infrastructure top-up in Budget 2019.
- Created more than 13,000 affordable child care spaces, more than one-third of the targeted 40,000 spaces by 2020.
- Supported approximately 100,000 direct and indirect jobs annually.
- Brought high-speed internet to more than 900 rural and remote communities.
- Invested in over 3,600 new buses providing Canadian commuters with more than 100,000 additional seats and more than 4,900 existing buses repaired or refurbished to increase comfort and reliability for transit riders.
- Helped 800 municipalities and First Nations tackle climate change and its effects, and make informed asset management decisions.
- Lifted 83 long-term drinking water advisories on public systems on reserve.
Contrary to Mr. Scheer’s proposal, we believe that continued investment and collaboration with local government is essential to the vision and ambition we have for a more prosperous Canada.