Letters: Liberals and NDP double down, throw your money everywhere

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Subject: Budget 2022: Growing Federal Eyes with $56 Billion in New Spending

This budget does nothing to address the cost of living crisis facing Canadians. If you want to control inflation, you have to control spending. They failed. Instead, the Liberal NDP government has doubled its out-of-control spending and raised its taxes.

Not only that, but with this budget, the Liberal NDP government has completely ignored the geopolitical realities facing the world today and the immediate role Canada could play in supporting our allies while ensuring our own sovereignty and security. .

By pledging to phase out flow-through shares for our energy sector, New Democrat-Liberals are crippling this vital industry at a time when countries like Germany, Italy, Poland, Finland and Japan are seeking to reduce their dependence on energy supplied by Russia. . Canada could be that alternative source. However, this government continues to do everything it can to stop our energy development, with no regard for our geopolitical role in the world or for the thousands of Canadian energy workers.

Despite the promise to invest in the Canadian Armed Forces and to protect our sovereignty and security in the Arctic, nothing in the budget guarantees that this Liberal NDP government will honor its commitments. No plan, no timeline, no mention of new fighter jets. Once again, this government is all talk and no action.

It is also extremely disappointing, but not at all surprising, to see the Liberal NDP government commit to using resources to implement a gun confiscation program that will not make our communities safer. Taking guns away from law-abiding citizens does nothing to stop dangerous criminals and gangs who obtain their guns illegally. This government should focus these much-needed resources to support our police officers, our border officers and our local youth diversion programs.

This Liberal NDP government is wasting your money but not getting the results you need. We need a government that understands that success is not measured in dollars spent, but rather in getting things done.

— Assemblyman Bob Zimmer, Fort St. John


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