Conservative Bloc Québécois Proposes Budget Rewrite as Beginning of Discussion

Ottawa — Opposition today has the opportunity to propose a major federal pandemic budget rewrite.

Monday’s budget discussion begins today at the House of Commons.

As an official opposition, the Conservative Party proposes a budget amendment, and Bloc Québécois proposes a sub-amendment as the third largest party.

Both will take this opportunity to create an economic blueprint to their liking.

Conservative leader Erin O’Toole suggests that the party proposes its own economic recovery plan, and block leader Eve Francois Blanche corrects what the party considers to be two “unacceptable omissions” in the budget. Suggested to try. To meet the Prime Minister’s request for an additional $ 28 billion in medical transfer payments each year and the inability to provide all seniors with increased security benefits for older people.

Voting for the amendment and sub-amendment takes place later in the week, and depending on the wording, it could be seen as a test of confidence in Justin Trudeau’s minority Liberal government.

However, NDP leader Jugmate Singh has promised that his party will do nothing to trigger elections in the midst of the deadly third wave of COVID-19, so the government It is unlikely to collapse.

Mr O’Toole said Monday that the NDP’s promise to support the government in a budget vote would release his party. “I propose some amendments that may secure support from other parties to actually show how much Mr Trudeau missed the mark.”

“The Conservatives feel this is so inadequate that they will propose amendments and our own policies,” he said.

In particular, O’Toole offers an alternative budget feature plan to invest $ 30 billion over five years and then $ 8.3 billion annually to create an affordable national early learning and childcare program. Shown to include.

Conservatives prefer an approach that allows parents to make their own childcare choices, he said. This could mean increasing Canada’s children’s allowance rather than investing in childcare.

O’Toole also blamed budget “out of control” spending to stimulate economic recovery, in addition to the unprecedented $ 354 billion deficit for fiscal year 2020-21.

He predicted that the budget would “lead to higher housing costs, higher taxes and increased risk of inflation, leaving millions of Canadians behind.”

Block Leader Eve-Francois Blanche was not so negative. He welcomed the government’s decision to take on a large amount of debt to promote economic growth.

But he said, “a budget of this size cannot explain the lack of increased health care and the complete abandonment of older people.”

The budget actually promises a 10 percent increase in old-age coverage for Canadians over the age of 75. However, Brock hopes that increase will apply to all older people at age 65.

Brock also wants Ottawa to meet the Prime Minister’s request for an annual increase of $ 28 billion in unconditional health transfers to the state.

“We will act and propose budget revisions to implement these two important steps,” Blanchett said in a statement Monday.

Autour and Blanche said they were ready to vote against the budget, but it was unclear whether the two parties’ amendments proposed on Monday would include a vote of no confidence in the government.

Trudeau and his finance minister, Chrystia Freeland, will begin full coverage to sell the budget to Canadians, as written, while the opposition is proposing its own budget revision today. Let’s do it.

The pair will hold a joint press conference, and that day Trudeau will effectively visit Quebec’s SMEs to highlight budgetary measures to support them.

Starting Wednesday, all ministers will be forced to serve by hosting events and giving speeches in their area to admire the virtues of the budget. They will start focusing on the Child Care Initiative on Wednesday and the next day will focus on other themes within the budget.