Budget rejected


Letter (not yet published) that I wrote and sent to newspapers on 28 March, 2011.

As a responsible manager and informed economist, Prime Minister Harper introduced, on March 22nd, a very sensible budget designed to assure us of a full economic recovery in the midst of worldwide instability.

The people of St-Bruno/St-Hubert know as well as anyone how important it is to pass a healthy economy and public finances on to our children. The opposition parties opposed a budget that would have reduced the deficit from $55.6 billion in 2009-10 to $1.7 billion in 2014-15.

Rather than undertake costly expenditures, the Conservative government presented a budget containing a multitude of measures that were good for families, good for the economy and good for all regions of Quebec.

By rejecting the budget the opposition parties blocked the next phase of the economic action plan, a plan that would enable Canada, the last to fall into the global recession, to be the first to come out stronger and more solid.

While the Canadian economy is the envy of the world, this is not the time to compromise our economic recovery with expenses we should not undertake. It is time for the people of St-Bruno/St-Hubert to empower their riding by electing a Conservative MP who will be in the seats of the decision-makers.