Make Canada Work for People Who’ve Done the Work

March 12, 2023

Ottawa, ON – The Hon. Pierre Poilievre, Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada and the Official Opposition, released the following statement to make clear Conservative demands for Budget 2023:

“After 8 years of Justin Trudeau’s inflationary taxes and deficit spending, the cost of living is rising faster than at anytime in 40 years. It no longer pays to work and 9 out of 10 young people believe they’ll never be able to afford a home, after the average rent and mortgage payments have doubled under Justin Trudeau. 1 in 5 Canadians are skipping meals, and people are going to food banks asking for help to end their lives, not because they’re sick, but because they can’t afford to eat. 

“Budget 2023 must reverse inflationary deficits and taxes and end the war on work, by letting workers bring home more of what they earn. It must also remove gatekeepers to free up and speed up permits for homes people can afford.

“Make Canada work for the people who work.

  1. Bring home powerful paycheques with lower taxes, so hard work pays off again.
  2. Bring home lower prices, by ending inflationary carbon tax hikes & deficit spending that drive up inflation & interest rates.
  3. Bring homes people can afford, by removing government gatekeepers to free up land and speed up building permits.

“We must bring home a country that works for people who work. Bring home powerful paycheques, bring home lower prices and bring homes people can afford. It is the common sense of the common people.”