Yesterday morning I spoke with Chris Walker on CBC Daybreak South. We discussed the upcoming legalization of Marijuana.
Listen to my segment here:
The Finance Department tabled a report, just before Christmas, that says, without major changes Canada may not balance its budget until 2050 or 2051!
But the Liberals won't let us study this report. Why the cover up? Trying to hide their reckless spending from Canadians?
Currently there is a motion before the Government, Motion 100, which asks the "Government of Canada to continue to recognise the important role that co-operatives play in the Canadian economy and to ensure that Canada’s co-operatives continue to thrive."
Here I spoke in the House of Commons on exactly why I think this is such an important motion. In particular, I focused on credit unions.
As the Deputy Finance Critic, I have heard at length from credit unions on very serious struggles they are facing, all trying to keep up with Ottawa's imposed one-size-fits-all regulatory compliance-related red tape. If we are to support this motion, and I am hopeful that all parties and all members will support this motion, then by extension we must do more to recognize the value of co-operatives.
The other day I spoke in the House of Commons on on why trade is important to our riding.
A while back I had a meeting with a group of local fruit growers. The growers came to my office not to request more government funding or support, but rather to share with me that new trade opportunities have helped their businesses grow - which helps the Canadian economy grow! The particular opportunity they brought up was a deal with China, signed by the previous Conservative Government, which resulted in an innovative new way to send BC cherries to China.
I would like to commend the government for carrying on the good work of the former government to see that the CETA (Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement) deal moves forward.
Yesterday I asked why the Liberals took away CMHC insurance when Canadian families refinance their mortgage. The "Talking Point" in response was about the mortgage stress-tests and long term affordability. It's alarming Liberals don't seem to know the difference between stress-test requirements and taking away CMHC insurance.
Will the Liberals reverse this punitive and damaging change?
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