Opposition sets priorities ahead of next week’s Liberal government budget

Ottawa-Ottawa’s four opposition parties have demanded a minority Liberal government ahead of next week’s federal budget, but their leverage is limited.

NDP leader Jugmate Singh has promised not to start the election, regardless of the April 19 budget. This is a move that could undermine the New Democratic Party’s remarks in the final product.

“Our support for the actual budget is probably not a concern for the Liberal Party because they want elections. They want excuses to go to elections,” he said on Tuesday.

Shin calls for a stronger federal role in the administration of COVID-19 vaccines on the ground and concrete steps towards a national childcare program that the Liberal Party has regularly promised since 1993.

Bloc Québécois leader Eve François Blanche said he is likely to regain his first budget in more than two years if he supports monthly support for older people and a health transfer to the state of Kankei that he wants to embrace. I am.

“Our situation was always very clear,” he added, adding that Monday’s telephone conversation with Trudeau was “polite and very interesting.”

Conservative leader Erin O’Toole said 121 out of 338 people had the second seat in parliament and emphasized job creation and minimal taxation in a telephone chat with the prime minister on Monday.

Green leader Annamie Paul hopes to bring back the more than $ 1,250 emergency student benefits offered last year for $ 2,000 a month starting May 1.

“In 2020, the government justified offering discounted emergency benefits to students based on their summer job promises. These jobs didn’t happen,” Paul said, adding to the student’s summer unemployment rate. Fixed at 40 percent. This number is in close agreement with the Canadian Labor Force Survey from June to August.

This week, all four opposition leaders are discussing with Trudeau to insist on a budget. This could lead to elections if three major opposition parties voted against the 16-month Liberal government.

Like the other leaders, Trudeau repeatedly said he didn’t want an election. However, he refused to swear to trigger one until bill C-19 was passed. This is a bill that amends the voting law to enable safe elections during a pandemic.

“Obviously no one wants an election so far. Certainly we don’t,” he told reporters.

“I think it’s a simple responsibility to allow political parties to make choices, for example by voting against next week’s budget. We need to avoid the threat of democracy being so vulnerable to elections. Yes, they will endanger Canadians. “

Trudeau may decide to unplug himself, and liberal insiders say that if the vaccine is being deployed rapidly and the pandemic that is now spreading like a wildfire is well suppressed. , Suggests that it can happen in the summer.

Christopher Reynolds