In the past, Conservatives overcame the odds and achieved a string of incredible election victories. More importantly, we put Canada on a path to prosperity by creating well over one million net new jobs, expanding access to global markets, and cutting taxes for everyone. That effort goes to the heart of basic personal freedom.
We took a strong stand against the terrorists of the so-called Islamic State, and stood up to bullies and thugs on the world stage. We governed on principle, because we listened to average Canadians. We can be proud of our time in government.
We note that the next election is in October of 2019, and reports indicate the Liberals have kicked their fundraising and campaigning into high gear. Unfortunately, so much of the progress we made is being undone by the Trudeau Liberals, therefore they must be replaced next time. The Prime Minister has been crisscrossing the country and holding campaign-style events to regain the support he’s lost. It’s obvious the Liberals are in campaign mode.
By making wise choices and strategic decisions, we left behind a balanced budget. Today, Canada is running huge deﬁcits, and ﬁnancial analysts project our country will be in the red until sometime in the 2050s! We also passed tough new laws to keep Canadians safe, and took the ﬁght to terrorists who wanted to do us harm. Today, the Liberals welcome ISIS ﬁghters returning to Canada. They even awarded a multi-million-dollar cash payment to a convicted terrorist. We worked every day to make life more affordable for everyday Canadians. Under the Trudeau, the cost of living continues to rise. What’s more, the Liberals have forced a punishing new carbon tax onto the provinces. That means Canadian families will pay more to get to work, heat their homes and feed their families.
As a Conservative Government, we supported small businesses and made it easier for them to hire. The Liberals made an assault on small businesses by imposing crippling new taxes that punish hard-working entrepreneurs. No government is perfect, but when we were in ofﬁce, we did our best to respect taxpayer’s money. We eliminated wasteful spending and worked hard to keep government expenses in check. Today, the costs of administering the Prime Minister’s Ofﬁce alone has risen by 20 % and taxpayers are on the hook for luxurious foreign vacations.
There’s a lot more that could be said in contrasting the Conservative record with the Liberals, and it is time for Canada to change course. The Liberals have done a lot of damage, but it can be repaired. If the Trudeau Liberals are re-elected, there’s no telling how much more harm they could do. A generation of Canadians could be robbed of their earned prosperity if we don’t replace them next year. However, for that to happen, Conservatives must form a government in 2019. Sadly, our nation is not being well served. The Liberal Government in ofﬁce today is much more ideological and dangerous than the one of 1993-2006. We simply can't afford to let the backward left-wing policies take root and permanently entrench themselves in the bureaucracy. Canada needs a Conservative government in 2019.
The faithful Party Members elected Andrew Scheer as the Leader. He is an experienced true conservative. We can trust him to make sure we stay true to our values. He has strong undivided Party support. One can learn a lot about someone, by paying attention to how they’re treated by their colleagues. In Andrew’s case, he was elected by his fellow MPs to be Speaker of the House of Commons in 2011. The MPs from all Parties saw in Andrew the traits of integrity, fairness, and intelligence. As the campaign unfolds, more and more Canadians are seeing those traits as he travels the country.
Andrew Scheer has what it takes to succeed as Prime Minister. He understands that leading means representing everyday Canadians, not just the Ottawa insiders and special interests. Most importantly, he has a positive vision for Canada’s future and a burning desire to see our country succeed.
To become Prime Minister, Andrew will need your support.
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