POILIEVRE VOWS NO NEW TAX HIKES, CALLS ON TRUDEAU TO PROMISE SAME
Sep 12, 2022
By Bob Komsic
In his first remarks to the Conservative caucus after his big leadership victory, new Tory Leader Pierre Poilievre gave a likely preview of what the coming months and years in the Commons will be like.
Poilievre says under his leadership, the party will never accept any new tax increases, and then called on Justin Trudeau to do the same.
”If you really understand the suffering of Canadians, Mr. Prime Minister,” the Tory leader began.
”If you understand that people can’t gas their cars, feed their families or afford homes for themselves, if you really care, commit today, that there will be no new tax increases on workers and on seniors. None.”
Poilievre says he’s willing to work with what he calls the ”radical woke coalition” between the Liberals and New Democrats, adding there won’t be any compromise on tax increases.
He says he will fight ”tooth and nail” to stop the coalition from introducing any.
Meanwhile, speaking ahead of a Liberal caucus retreat in New Brunswick, the prime minister says Poilievre’s policies on the economy and attacks on Canadian institutions are reckless and irresponsible.
Trudeau says Canadians would have lost their life savings if they listened to Poilievre’s claim that investing in the cryptocurrency Bitcoin would allow them to ”opt out of inflation.”