Andrew Scheer makes policy announcement in Winnipeg
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Andrew Scheer makes policy announcement in Winnipeg


DOLLARS BACK INTO PEOPLE’S POCKETS. RIGHT NOW OUR PLAN IS STILL ONLY A PLAN UNTIL WE PUT IT INTO ACTION. AND THERE’S NO TIME TO LOSE. CANADIANS ARE FALLING FURTHER AND FURTHER BEHIND, AND THEY CAN’T WAIT ANY LONGER FOR RELIEF. THAT’S WHY TODAY I’M PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT AS PART OF OUR 100 DAY ACTION PLAN, A NEW CONSERVATIVE GOVERNMENT WILL CONVENE PARLIAMENT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE TO TABLE THE GET-AHEAD FISCAL UPDATE. I WILL DIRECT MY NEW FINANCE MINISTER TO TABLE THIS UPDATE WITHIN 45 DAYS OF FORMING GOVERNMENT. [Voice of Translator]: I’M HAPPY TO ANNOUNCE TODAY THAT IN THE CONTEXT OF OUR 100 DAY ACTION PLAN, A NEW CONSERVATIVE GOVERNMENT WILL CALL UP PARLIAMENT AND PRESENT THE ECONOMIC UPDATE MORE FOR YOU NOW. I WILL TELL MY NEW FINANCE MINISTER TO PRESENT THIS UPDATE WITHIN A 45 FIRST DAYS OF OUR GOVERNMENT. [End of Translation] TO GET AHEAD FISCAL UPDATE WILL IMPLEMENT FOUR KEY MONEY-SAVING MEASURES IN OUR PLATFORM. THE GREEN HOME RENOVATION TAX CREDIT PUTTING UP TO $3800 BACK IN THE POCKETS OF FAMILIES WHO MAKE GREEN HOME IMPROVEMENTS. THE CHILDREN’S FITNESS TAX CREDIT ALLOWING PARENTS TO CLAIM UP TO A THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR SPORTS ACTIVITIES. THE CHILDREN’S ART AND LEARNING TAX CREDIT, LETTING PARENTS CLAIM UP TO $500 FOR ARTS AND LEARNING PROGRAMS. AND THE GREEN PUBLIC TRANSIT TAX CREDIT SAVING A FAMILY OF FOUR WHO TAKE TRANSIT UP TO $1,000. BY CONVENING PARLIAMENT QUICKLY AND DOING THIS RIGHT AWAY, WE WILL MAKE SURE CANADIANS CAN BENEFIT FROM THESE MEASURES STARTING JANUARY 1st, 2020. WE WILL ALSO USE THE GET-AHEAD FISCAL UPDATE TO FINALLY OPEN THE BOOKS ON TRUDEAU’S BUDGET MESS AND SHINE A LOT ON HIS HISTORIC FISCAL MISMANAGEMENT AND INCOMPETENCE. CANADIANS DESERVE ACCOUNTABILITY, AND UNDER A NEW CONSERVATIVE GOVERNMENT THAT’S EXACTLY WHAT THEY WILL GET. [Voice of Translator]: WE SHALL ALSO USE THE ECONOMIC UPDATE MORE FOR YOU NOW TO MAKE SURE WE SHED SOME LIGHTS ON TRUDEAU’S WASTEFUL MANAGEMENT, HIS BAD MANAGEMENT, AND INCOMPETENCE. CANADIANS DESERVE MORE ACCOUNTABILITY, AND UNDER A NEW CONSERVATIVE GOVERNMENT, THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT THEY’LL BE GUILTY. [End of Translation] FOUR YEARS AGO JUSTI TDE SAID LOT OF NICE WORDS, MADE A LOT OF BIG PROMISES TO GET ELECTED. HE PROMISED HE WOULD PROVIDE RELIEF FOR THE MIDDLE CLASS ONLY TO INCREASE TAXES ON 80% OF MIDDLE CLASS FAMILIES. HE PROMISED THE BUDGET WOULD BALANCE ITSELF BY THIS YEAR ONLY TO PILE ON BILLIONS IN NEW DEBT WITH NO END IN SIGHT. HE PROMISED HE WOULD RUN AN OPEN AND TRANSPARENT GOVERNMENT ONLY TO COOK UP A BACKROOM DEAL WITH SNC-LAVALIN LOBBYISTS, MEDDLE WITH THE CRIMINAL PROSECUTION, THEN ABUSE HIS POWERS TO COVER UP HIS CORRUPTION. AFTER FOUR YEARS OF THIS KIND OF BEHAVIOUR, CANADIANS ARE RIGHT TO DEMAND SOME SERIOUS ACCOUNTABILITY. CANADIANS NEED A GOVERNMENT THAT WILL HELP THEM GET AHEAD AND THEY NEED IT RIGHT NOW. OVER THE PAST FOUR YEARS, CANADIANS HAVE FOUND THEMSELVES WORKING HARDER THAN EVER AND JUST NOT GETTING AHEAD. THEIR TAXES ARE HIGHER, THEIR BILLS ARE BIGGER, THEIR COST OF LIVING IS ON THE RISE. JUSTIN TRUDEAU WANTS TO MAKE LIFE EVEN MORE EXPENSIVE STILL. HE WANTS YOU TO PAY MORE TO FILL UP YOUR CAR, TO HEAT YOUR HOME, AND TO PUT FOOD ON THE TABLE. HE WANTS TO KEEP SENDING YOUR HARD EARNED TAX DOLLARS TO RELATIVELY WELL OFF COUNTRIES THAT DON’T NEED IT AND CORRUPT REGIMES THAT DON’T DESERVE IT. HE WANTS TO KEEP SENDING CORPORATE WELFARE CHEQUES TO BILLION DOLLAR CORPORATIONS. HE THINKS YOUR MONEY BELONGS TO THEM. AND NOW HE’S EVEN LEAVING THE DOOR OPEN TO A COALITION GOVERNMENT WITH THE NDP IN A DESPERATE ATTEMPT TO CLING TO POWER. A COALITION THAT WILL LEAD TO EVEN HIGHER TAXES, LESS JOBS, MORE DEFICITS, AND BIGGER HOUSEHOLD BILLS. IT’S THE COALITION CANADIANS CAN’T AFFORD. JUSTIN TRUDEAU WILL PAY ANY PRICE TO STAY IN POWER, AND HE WILL USE YOUR MONEY TO PAY FOR IT. SO MY MESSAGE TO CANADIANS IS THIS: ONLY A CONSERVATIVE MAJORITY GOVERNMENT CAN PREVENT A GOVERNMENT WITH JUSTIN TRUDEAU AS THE SPOKESMAN, BUT THE NDP CALLING THE SHOTS. THE CHOICE IS CLEAR. IT’S BETWEEN A TRUDEAU NDP COALITION THAT WILL DRIVE UP TAXES, DRIVE OUT JOBS, AND COST YOU THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS MORE EVERY YEAR. AND THE NEW CONSERVATIVE MAJORITY GOVERNMENT THAT WILL LOWER YOUR TAXES AND PUT MORE MONEY IN YOUR POCKETS. IT’S BETWEEN A TRUDEAU-NDP COALITION THAT WILL CHASE AWAY INVESTMENT AND PUT THOUSANDS OF CANADIANS OUT OF WORK. AND A NEW CONSERVATIVE MAJORITY GOVERNMENT THAT WILL LIVE WITHIN ITS MEANS SO WE CAN MAKE LIFE MORE AFFORDABLE FOR YOU. IT’S BETWEEN A TRUDEAU-NDP COALITION THAT WILL SEND THE CARBON TAX THROUGH THE ROOF AND A NEW CONSERVATIVE MAJORITY GOVERNMENT THAT HAS A PLAN TO HELP YOU GET AHEAD RIGHT OUT OF THE GATES. [Voice of Translator]: THE SITUATION IS CLEAR. IT’S BETWEEN A COALITION BETWEEN TRUDEAU AND THE NDP WOULD INCREASE TAXES, ELIMINATE JOBS, AND COST YOU THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS EACH YEAR, OR A NEW MAJORITY GOVERNMENT WHICH WILL REDUCE TAXES AND PUT MORE MONEY IN YOUR POCKETS. IT’S BETWEEN A COALITION BETWEEN TRUDEAU AND THE NDP BY WILL CHASE AWAY INVESTMENTS, CAUSE MASSIVE JOB LOSSES, OR A MAJORITY CONSERVATIVE GOVERNMENT WHICH WILL LIVE ACCORDING TO ITS MEANS AND MAKE LIFE MORE AFFORDABLE. IT’S BETWEEN A COALITION BETWEEN JUSTIN TRUDEAU AND THE NDP THAT WILL MASSIVELY INCREASE THE CARBON TAX OR A MAJORITY CONSERVATIVE GOVERNMENT WHICH WILL HAVE A PLAN TO HELP YOU IMPROVE YOUR DAILY LIFE NOW. [End of Translation] — PUT MORE MONEY BACK IN YOUR POCKETS BY JANUARY 1st AND DELIVER THE TRANSPARENCY YOU EXPECT FROM A YOUR GOVERNMENT. THE’ TIME TO LOSE. IT’S ALL PART OF MY 100-DAY ACTION PLAN, AND A KEY PART OF OUR TOP COMMITMENT TO PUT MORE MONEY BACK IN YOUR POCKET SO YOU CAN FINALLY GET AHEAD. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. MERCI BEAUCOUP. HAPPY TO TAKE YOUR QUESTIONS. [APPLAUSE]>>GOOD AFTERNOON, KRISSY KIRK WITH THE GLOBE AND MAIL. I HEAR IN A YOU LIKE MENTIONING THE WORD COALITION. WONDERING IF THERE’S ANY SCENARIO UNDER WHICH YOU WOULD FORM A COALITION, AND IF NOT, WHY IS COALITION SUCH A DIRTY WORD?>>TO ANSWER THE FIRST QUESTION, NO. I BELIEVE CANADIANS NOW HAVE A CRYSTAL CLEAR CHOICE BETWEEN A TRUDEAU-NDP COALITION THAT WILL RAISE TAXES, RUN ENDLESS DEFICITS, AND MAKE LIFE MORE EXPENSIVE; AND A CONSERVATIVE GOVERNMENT, MAJORITY GOVERNMENT, THAT WILL LIVE WITHIN ITS MEANS, LOWER TAXES, PUT MORE MONEY BACK IN YOUR POCKETS.>>IN A MINORITY GOVERNMENT SITUATION, WHAT WOULD THE FIRST 100 DAYS ACTUALLY LOOK LIKE AND WHO WOULD YOU BE LOOKING TO WORK WITH?>>AS I SAID, RIGHT NOW IT’S VERY CLEAR THAT JUSTIN TRUDEAU WILL PAY ANY PRICE TO STAY IN POWER, AND HE WILL USE YOUR MONEY TO PAY FOR IT. WE ARE ASKING CANADIANS FOR A MANDATE TO IMPLEMENT OUR AGENDA, AND WE’RE OUTLINING OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS EXACTLY WHAT OUR FIRST 100 DAYS WILL LOOK LIKE, AND THAT IS WHAT WE’RE COMMITTED TO FOLLOWING THROUGH ON. [Voice of Translator]: WELL, IT’S CLEAR THAT JUSTIN TRUDEAU WILL DO ANYTHING TO MAINTAIN POWER AND YOU WILL END UP PAYING FOR IT. WE HAVE A PLAN, OUR 100-DAY PLAN, AND WE’RE PUTTING THAT PLAN FORWARD FOR CANADIANS, AND WE’LL STICK TO OUR AGENDA.>>[Voice of Translator]: WHAT’S THE PROBLEM WITH A COALITION?>>[Voice of Translator]: THE PROBLEM IS THE COALITION WITH JUSTIN TRUDEAU AND THE NDP WILL JUST COST CANADIANS MORE.>>[Voice of Translator]: WILLINCREASE TAXES, KILL JOBS, D MAKE LIFE MORE EXPENSIVE. SO THAT’S THE CHOICE THAT WE HAVE, A CLEAR CHOICE FOR CANADIANS. AND A MAJORITY COMFORT GOVERNMENT THAT WILL ELIMINATE DEFICITS, DECREASE TAXES, AND MAKE LIFE MORE AFFORDABLE, OR A COALITION BETWEEN THE NDP AND JUSTIN TRUDEAU AND INCREASE TAXES AND MAKE LIFE MORE EXPENSIVE FOR CANADIANS. PUTTING PARTISANSHIP ASIDE FOR A SECOND, I’D LIKE TO HEAR YOU SPEAK TO THE FLOSS AT THIS OF COALITION. ARE YOU COMPLETELY AGAINST THEIAD OF A COALITION, IS THAT WHAT YOU’RE SAYING?>>[Voice of Translator]: I AM COMPLETELY AGAINST THE IDEA OF A COALITION THAT WILL INCREASE TAXES, MAKE LIFE MORE EXPENSIVE, AND KILL JOBS, FOR SURE. [End of Translation] THIS CITY IN MANY PARTS OF MANITOBA ARE IN A STATE OF EMERGENCY. DO YOU THINK IT’S APPROPRIATE FOR YOU TO BE CAMPAIGNING HERE AT THIS TIME?>>WELL, OBVIOUSLY OUR HEARTS AND BEST WISHES GO OUT TO FIRST RESPONDERS AND OFFICIALS WHO ARE WORKING TO CLEAN UP FROM THE STORM. AND WE CERTAINLY HOPE THAT PEOPLE ARE ABLE TO RETURN TO THEIR HOME AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE. [Voice of Translator]: WE EXTEND OUR BEST WISHES TO ALL THE FIRST RESPONDERS, WORKING VERY HARD RIGHT NOW TO SOLVE THE PROBLEMS CAUSED BY THE SNOWSTORM, AND WE DO HOPE THAT PEOPLE WILL BE ABLE TO RETURN HOME AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.>>PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN EVACUATED FROM THEIR HOMES TOLD US THAT “YOU SHOULD BE DEALING WITH THE CRISIS INSTEAD OF COMING HERE TO CAMPAIGN.” WHAT DO YOU SAY TO THOSE PEOPLE WHO SAY IT’S TONE DEAF FOR YOU TO BE HERE AT THIS TIME?>>WELL, YOU KNOW, AS I SAID, WE’RE SENDING OUT — OBVIOUSLY WANT TO SEND OUR BEST WISHES AND OUR HEARTS GO OUT TO THOSE WHO ARE AFFECTED BY THE STORM. CERTAINLY WISH ALL THOSE WHO ARE DEALING WITH THIS WELL. I’VE MADE A PERSONAL DONATION TO HIGHLIGHT THE FACT THAT THE RED CROSS IS PROVIDING MUCH-NEEDED RELIEF AND SUPPORT AND WE CERTAINLY DON’T WANT TO DISRUPT ANYTHING THAT THEY ARE DOING. BUT DO WANT TO SUPPORT THE VERY IMPORTANT WORK THAT THEY’RE DOING. [Voice of Translator]: AGAIN, I’M EXTENDING OUR BEST WISHES TO WINNIPEGGERS. I MADE A PERSONAL GIFT TO UNDERSCORE THE EXCELLENT WORK DONE BY THE RED CROSS, AND IT’S ESSENTIAL THEY CAN DO THAT WITHOUT BEING DISRUPTED.>>SEVERAL FAMILIES OF EVACUEES WERE ASKED TO CHECK OUT OF THEIR HOTELS TODAY BECAUSE ANOTHER BIG GROUP WAS COMING. WAS THIS GROUP THAT THEY’RE TALKING ABOUT YOUR CONSERVATIVE CAMPAIGN, AND DID YOU GIVE ANY CONSIDERATION TO DELAYING TODAY’S EVENT GIVEN THE FACT THAT THERE ARE SO MANY PEOPLE IN WINNIPEG TRYING TO FIND HOTELS AT THE MOMENT?>>IN ANSWER TO THE FIRST QUESTION, NO. AND OBVIOUSLY WE WANT — I WANT TO HIGHLIGHT THE IMPORTANT WORK THAT THE RED CROSS IS DOING TO HELP WITH THOSE FAMILIES WHO ARE AFFECTED BY THE STORM AND CERTAINLY DON’T WANT TO DISRUPT THE GOOD WORK THAT THEY ARE DOING BUT WANT TO HIGHLIGHT THE WORK THEY WERE DOING BY MAKING A DONATION, CERTAINLY ENCOURAGING OTHER PEOPLE TO DO THE SAME.>>A FOLLOW-UP ON A DIFFERENT SUBJECT. A LIBERAL CANDIDATE IS POSTING ADS IMAGES OF SEMIAUTOMATIC WEAPONS AND A CLAIM YOU WILL REPEAL GUN CONTROL MEASURES IF ELECTED. WE WANT TO GET YOUR REACTION ON THAT AD THAT’S CIRCULATING ONLINE AND WOULD YOU REPEAL GUN LAWS IN CANADA IF YOU DO FORM GOVERNMENT IN OCTOBER?>>IT’S NO SURPRISE LIBERALS ARE SPREADING MISINFORMATION. THEY’VE BEEN DOING THAT EVEN BEFORE THE CAMPAIGN STARTED. I’VE BEEN VERY CLEAR WITH CANADIANS. A CONSERVATIVE GOVERNMENT WILL ENSURE THAT OUR FIREARMS LAWS GO AFTER GANG MEMBERS, CRIMINALS, PEOPLE WHO TRAFFIC IN ILLEGAL FIREARMS. WE WILL MAINTAIN THE ROBUST REGIME AROUND CLASSIFICATIONS, MANY, MANY FIREARMS ARE PRINTED IN CANADA THAT. WILL CONTINUE. AGAIN, IT’S EASY AND LAZY GOVERNMENT TO GO AFTER LAW ABIDING PEOPLE, FORCE LAW ABIDING PEOPLE TO FOLLOW MORE LAWS IS VERY EASY TO DO. IT’S HARDER TO GO AFTER GANG MEMBERS AND FIREARMS TRAFFICKERS. LIBERALS AREN’T PREPARED TO DO THE HARD WORK. WE ARE. THAT’S WHY OUR PLAN TACKLES, TARGETS GAIN MEMBERS AND ILLEGAD ILLEGAL FIREARMS.>>DO YOU THINK IT IS LEGITIMATE FOR ANY FEDERALIST PARTY TO WORK WITH THE BLOC QUEBECOIS TO GOVERN IN A MINORITY SITUATION?>>LET ME BE VERY CLEAR ON THIS WHAT WE HAVE IN FRONT OF CANADIANS RIGHT IS JUSTIN TRUDEAU BEING — SHOWING CANADIANS THAT HE WILL PAY ANY PRICE TO STAY IN POWER. HE WILL FORM A COALITION WITH THE NDP WHICH MEANS HIGHER TAXES, LESS MONEY IN YOUR POCKETS, RUN AWAY ENDLESS DEFICITS FOR YEARS AND YEARS AND YEARS, OR A CONSERVATIVE GOVERNMENT THAT WILL LIVE WITHIN ITS MEANS AND FOCUS ON MAKING LIFE MORE AFFORDABLE. THAT IS THE CHOICE. IT’S QUITE CLEAR HE IS SO DESPERATE TO CLING TO POWER HE WILL FORM A COALITION WITH THE NDP. WE’RE ASKING FOR A MANDATE, A MAJORITY GOVERNMENT, SO WE CAN IMPLEMENT OUR AGENDA. [Voice of Translator]: IT’S CLEAR THAT JUSTIN TRUDEAU WILL DO ANYTHING TO REMAIN IN POWER AND NOW HE’S TALKING ABOUT A COALITION WITH THE NDP, WITH ENDLESS DEFICIT, TAX INCREASES, AND MORE EXPENSIVE DAILY LIFE FOR CANADIANS. THE CHOICE IS CLEAR: WE’RE ASKING FOR A MAJORITY CONSERVATIVE GOVERNMENT MANDATE, AND THAT’S WHAT WEPT TO WE WANTO IMPLEMENT.>>[INDISCERNIBLE]>>WE WOULD NOT GOVERN, WE WOULD NOT ENTER INTO ANY TYPE OF NEGOTIATIONS WITH THE BLOC. I DON’T NEED TO WORK WITH THE BLOC QUEBECOIS TO DELIVER RESULTS FOR QUÉBEC. I CAN WORK WITH PREMIER LEGAULT TO DO THAT. [Voice of Translator]: I DON’T HAVE TO WORK WITH THE BLOC QUEBECOIS IN OTTAWA, BUT RATHER I’D WORK WITH MR. LEGAULT TO ACHIEVE RESULTS FOR QUÉBECERS.>>KATIE SIMPSON, CTV NEWS. CAN YOU SAY HOW BIG A DONATION YOU MADE TO THE RED CROSS TODAY, AND OTHER THAN THAT DONATION, IS THERE ANYTHING THAT YOU ADDED TO YOUR SCHEDULE TODAY TO EITHER ASSIST HELPING SETTLE EVACUEES OR ASSIST WITH THE CLEANUPS OR IS YOUR SCHEDULE REMAINING THE SAME AS IT WAS WHEN YOU PLANNED TO COME HERE?>>IT WAS A PERSONAL DONATION, AND WE DON’T WANT TO DISRUPT THE WORK THAT THE RED CROSS AND OTHER RELIEF AGENCIES ARE DOING. WE WANT TO HIGHLIGHT THE GOOD WORK THEY’RE DOING AND SUPPORT IT.>>IF YOU COULD ANSWER THE DOLLAR AMOUNT, THAT WOULD BE HELPFUL. ALSO, THERE ARE THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE RIGHT NOW WHO DO NOT KNOW WHERE THEY’RE GOING TO SLEEP TONIGHT. WHY DO YOU THINK IT’S APPROPRIATE TO COME TO THEIR CITY AT THIS TIME, WHILE IT’S IN A STATE OF EMERGENCY, TO ASK FOR THEIR VOTES?>>AS I SAID, WE’RE CERTAINLY SETTING OUR BEST WISHES, OUR HEARTS ARE GOING OUT TO THOSE PEOPLE WHO ARE AFFECTED BY THE STORM, AND WE KNOW THAT THE IMPORTANT WORK TO CLEAN UP AFTERWARDS AND GET MISSOURI RESTORED IS UNDERWAY AND — POWER RESTORED IS UNDERWAY AND WE HOPE THAT HAPPENS AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE.>>YOUR PLATFORM ENVISION NO, SIR PUBLIC SECTOR JOB LOSSES, PUBLIC SECTOR HAS GROWN 12% SINCE 2015. IS THAT NOT AN OBVIOUS TARGET FOR A COST-CUTTING GOVERNMENT?>>WE PRESENTED A PLAN TO GET BACK TO BALANCED BUDGETS WHILE MAINTAINING INCREASES IN INVESTMENTS IN HEALTH CARE, SOCIAL PROGRAMS, AND EDUCATION. BUT ELIMINATING THINGS LIKE CORPORATE — CUTTING CORPORATE WELFARE BY $.5 BILLION AND ELIMINATING THE — $1.5 BILLION AND ELIMINATING THE PRACTICE OF SENDING FOREIGN EIGHT TO REALLY WELL OFF COUNTRIES. WE CAN SAVE BILLIONS BY ENDING THE PRACTICE OF MARCH MADNESS WHICH IS WHAT WE CALL IN OTTAWA WHEN DEPARTMENTS BLOW THROUGH HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS AT THE TENDS OF THE FISCAL YEAR ON CHAIRS AND COMPUTERS AND NEW CELLPHONES, CURTAILING THE PRACTICE OF HIGH-PRICED OUTSIDE CONSULTANTS COMING IN TO DO THE WORK THAT EXPERIENCED PUBLIC SERVANTS ARE ABLE TO DO. AND WE BELIEVE THAT IS A RESPONSIBLE PLAN TO GET BACK TO BALANCED BUDGETS THAT ALLOWS US TO CUT TAXES ALONG THE WAY.>>PEOPLE IN ONTARIO HAD HEARD A SIMILAR PLEDGE FROM PREMIER DOUG FORD THAT THERE WILL BE NO PUBLIC SECTOR JOB LOSSES. TURNS OUT YOU CAN’T MAKE THE GOVERNMENT SMALLER WITHOUT FEWER EMPLOYEES. IS IT A CREDIBLE PROMISE TO SAY THE PUBLIC SECTOR WON’T SHRINK AT ALL?>>BY GOING AFTER WASTEFUL SPENDING PRACTICES LIKE MARCH MADNESS, LIKE BRINGING IN OUTSIDE CONSULTANTS TO DO THE WORK OF HIGHLY-TRAINED AND CAPABLE PUBLIC SERVANTS, AND ALSO BY ELIMINATING WASTE THAT GOES ON AND HOW THE GOVERNMENT MANAGES ITS REAL ESTATE. WE HAVE OVER 30,000 FEDERAL SPACES ACROSS THE COUNTRY, MANY OF WHICH ARE NOT FULLY UTILIZED. WE’RE BEING VERY CLEAR WITH CANADIANS EXACTLY WHERE WE’RE GOING TO FIND THE MONEY TO ALLOW US TO CUT THEIR TAXES. CUTTING CORPORATE WELFARE BY $.5 BILLION, ELIMINATING 25% OF THE FOREIGN AID BUDGET BY ENSURING CANADIAN TAX DON’T GO TO COUNTRIES THAT ARE RELATIVELY WELL OFF, AND BY ENDING THESE TYPES OF WASTEFUL SPENDING PRACTICES, WE CAN PRESERVE AND INDEED INCREASE THE INVESTMENTS THAT ARE GOING DIRECTLY TO CANADIANS IN THE FORM OF HEALTH CARE, SOCIAL PROGRAMS, AND EDUCATION.>>[Voice of Translator]: MR. E TO WINNIPEG BUT DECIDED NOT TO DO SO BECAUSE OF THE EMERGENCY SITUATION. WHY DIDN’T I DO LIKE HE DID?>>[Voice of Translator]: IT’S CLEAR THAT WE SUPPORT THE GOOD WORK OF FIRST RESPONDERS AND DO HOPE THAT THEY’LL BE ABLE TO COMPLETE THEIR WORK AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.>>QUESTION FROM MY COLLEAGUE HERE, THE BLEAK AND YOU HAVE BLD HAVE YOU SOME OF THE SAME PROMISES. YOU’RE TRYING TO BE FRIENDLY WITH MR. LEGAULT, BOTH OF YOU, SO WHY NOT WORK HAND IN HAND ON BOTH TOPICS?>>[Voice of Translator]: WE DON’T NEED TO WORK WITH THE LEADER OF THE BLOC QUEBECOIS IN OTTAWA. I CAN WORK DIRECTLY WITH MR. LEGAULT TO GET RESULTS FOR QUÉBECERS, AND THAT’S WHAT I POINTED OUT DURING THE DEBATE. MR. BLANCHET WOULD LIKE TO PRETEND TO BE THE BEST FRIENDS OF MR. LEGAULT, BUT IT’S CLEAR THAT HIS PRIORITIES ARE TO WORK WITH THE PARTI QUÉBÉCOIS AND TO ACHIEVE A SECOND REFERENDUM. OUR PRIORITY IS RATHER TO WORK WITH MR. LEGAULT ON THE ISSUES THAT WOULD ALLOW US TO MAKE LIFE EASIER FOR QUÉBECERS AND ALSO MORE AFFORDABLE FOR THEM.>>I WANT TO FOLLOW UP ON MY COLLEAGUE CHRIS SULLY’S QUESTION ABOUT YOUR PLAN TO CUT SPENDING. STEPHEN HARPER LAUNCHED A PLAN CUTTING $5 MILLION ANNUALLY IN CUTS AND HE TOO SAID THERE WOULD BE NO CUTS TO SERVICES. AND YOU ASK A VETERAN WHO SAW THEIR VETERANS AFFAIRS OFFICES CLOSE ACROSS THE COUNTRY BECAUSE OF THOSE CUTS, THEY’LL SAY THERE WERE CUTS TO SERVICES. WHY SHOULD PEOPLE TRUST THAT YOUR PLAN IS ANY DIFFERENT THAN WHAT MR. HARPER DID?>>SHOWING CANADIANS WHERE WE’LL FIND THE MONEY TO PAY FOR OUR TAX CUTS. WE’RE GOING TO GO AFTER CORPORATE WELFARE, FOREIGN AID, AND END THE WASTEFUL SPENDING WITHIN GOVERNMENT THAT DOES NOT AFFECT SERVICES. THINGS LIKE MARCH MADNESS, HIGH PRICED OUTSIDE CONSULTANTS, AND BY ENSURING OUR REAL ESTATE IS MANAGED PROPERLY. THAT IS THE CHOICE BECAUSE ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE EQUATION IS AN NDP-LIBERAL COALITION WHICH WILL INCREASE SPENDING DRASTICALLY, WHICH WILL RAISE TAXES, WHICH WILL RUN MASSIVE DEFICITS THAT MEAN HIGHER AND HIGHER TAXES EVERY YEAR JUST TO PAY THE INTEREST ON THAT DEBT. THAT IS NOT THE CLEAR CHOICE FOR CANADIANS. A RESPONSIBLE PLAN TO GET BACK TO BALANCED BUDGETS OVER FIVE YEARS WHILE WE MAINTAIN INVESTMENTS IN IMPORTANT SERVICES AND LOWER TAXES. AND AN NDP-LIBERAL COALITION WHICH WILL RAISE THE CARBON TAX EVEN HIGHER, EMBARK ON BILLIONS AND BILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN NEW SPENDING, RUNNING MASSIVE DEFICITS, LEADING DO HIGHER TAXES. THAT IS NOW THE CHOICE HEADING INTO THE LAST WEEK OF THIS CAMPAIGN, AND I AM ASKING CANADIANS FOR MAJORITY MANDATE SO WE CAN GET BACK TO BALANCED BUDGETS AND LOWER THEIR TAXES AND LEAVE MORE MONEY IN THEIR POCKETS SO WE CAN GET AHEAD.>>WHAT DO YOU THINK IT SAYS ABOUT CANADIANS TODAY THE POLLS ARE SUGGESTING NOBODY WANTS A CLEAR MAJORITY AND PEOPLE ARE VERY DIVIDED ON THEIR VOTE AND PERHAPS WOULD LIKE A COALITION. THINK OF THE GOVERNMENT OF LESTER B. PEARSON AND HOW MUCH WAS ACCOMPLISHED UNDER THAT.>>I DO NOT BELIEVE CANADIANS WAND A TRUDEAU-NDP COALITION, WHERE JUSTIN TRUDEAU MAY BE THE SPOKESPERSON BUT THE NDP ARE CALLING THE SHOTS, BECAUSE THAT WILL MEAN MASSIVE NEW TAXES. IT WILL MEAN ENDLESS DEFICITS, THREATENING THOSE IMPORTANT SOCIAL PROGRAMS, BECAUSE MORE AND MORE OF YOUR TAX DOLLAR WILL HAVE TO GO JUST TO PAY THE INTEREST ON THE NEW DEBT THEY WOULD BE RACKING UP, MAKING LIFE EVEN MORE EXPENSIVE. THE CHOICE COULD NOT BE MORE CLEAR NOW. THERE IS ONLY ONE POLL THAT I PAY ATTENTION TO, AND THAT IS THE ONE ON ELECTION DAY. AND I BELIEVE THAT GIVEN THE CHOICE BETWEEN A CONSERVATIVE GOVERNMENT, A CONSERVATIVE MAJORITY GOVERNMENT THAT WILL GET BACK TO BALANCED BUDGET, LEAVE MORE MONEY IN THE POCKETS OF CANADIANS, AND AN NDP-LIBERAL COALITION LEADING TO MASSIVE NEW INCREASES IN TAXES, I AM VERY CONFIDENT THAT CANADIANS WILL GIVE US MANDATE.>>[Voice of Translator]: WE’RE FACING A CLEAR CHOICE RIGHT NOW BETWEEN A COALITION GOVERNMENT OF THE NDP AND THE LIBERALS WHICH WILL INCREASE TAXED, INCREASE DEFICITS, AND MAKE LIFE MUCH MORE EXPENSIVE FOR CANADIANS; OR A CONSERVATIVE MAJORITY GOVERNMENT, WHICH WILL DECREASE TAXES AND MAKE LIFE MORE AFFORDABLE FOR CANADIANS. SO WE’RE ASKING CANADIANS FOR A STRONG MANDATE WHICH WILL LEAVE MORE MONEY IN THEIR POCKETS.>>YOU WOULDN’T SAY HOW MUCH YOU DONATED. WHEN DID YOU MAKE A DONATION TO THE RED CROSS.>>I WANTED TO MAKE A PERSONAL DONATION TO SHOW MY SUPPORT, TO HIGHLIGHT THE FACT THE GOOD WORK THAT –>>I SAID WHEN. I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE YOU HEARD THAT RIGHT.>>I WANTED TO MAKE A PERSONAL DONATION TO HIGHLIGHT THE GOOD WORK THAT THE RED CROSS IS DOING. IT’S ABOUT SHOWING SUPPORT AND HIGHLIGHTING THE GOOD WORK THAT THEY’RE DOING, AND THAT SHOULD BE THE FOCAL POINT OF TODAY AND THE COMING DAYS FOR THOSE CANADIANS THAT ARE ABLE TO TO HELP SUPPORT THE RED CROSS AND THE WORK THEY’RE FOG.>>ONE OF MY COLLEAGUES ASKED WHETHER YOU WERE PLANNING ON MAKING ANY CHANGES TO YOUR SCHEDULE TO TALK TO PEOPLE IMPACTED BY THE POWER OUTAGES. THERE ARE PEOPLE DOWNSTAIRS IN THE LOBBY OF THIS HOTELS WHO HAVE BEEN EVACUATED FROM THEIR COMMUNITIES HAVE NO IDEA WHERE THEY’RE GOING. ON YOUR WAY DOWN THE ELEVATOR, ARE YOU GOING TO TALK TO THOSE FEEL?>>I’D BE HAPPY TO TALK TO THEM. THANKS VERY MUCH. MERCI BEAUCOUP. [APPLAUSE]

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  • AndroidRandom

    0% of those critical and frankly adversarial nit-picking questions would have been asked if Trudeau were at the microphone.

    These selectively inquisitive jackals are precisely why I don't watch network news anymore.

    If Scheer wins government somehow, then get ready for the butthurt leftist media mob to rage and suddenly remember how to ask questions and pursue potential scandals.

    Just like the sleepy CNN's of the world were non-stop thoughtless ass-kissers during the Obama years and became relentless smear merchants during the current MAGA years.

  • Osama Bin Lyin

    If maxime bernier was leader of the conservatives then the race to majority would be finished already. Wait until max rises up next election. Go PPC!

  • Robert Hicks

    I am one of those consultants: we are not highly paid. We have no benefits, pensions, and vacations.

    We provide skills and services that overpaid unionized civil servants will not.

  • Bob

    Scheer donated to the Red Cross and went to the Emergency zone to show support for Manitobans affected by the power outages. Scheer acted like a PM should. Meanwhile, Trudeau was at Oktoberfest.

  • Blackbird 63

    PPC4Me………………..
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8K6CxQs7es&feature=share&fbclid=IwAR08QbtqH_XysQpaGMpShgV9eUAegl7zW_SvnMpjS7f9hiJJrvFhcD_LhNQ

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