Budget 2017 Statement

Liberal budget is a plan to nickel-and-dime Markham-Unionville residents

OTTAWA – MARCH 23, 2017


Bob Saroya, Member of Parliament for Markham-Unionville, issued the following statement today following the tabling of Budget 2017:

“A balanced budget and sound economic policy are not a priority for Justin Trudeau and the Liberals.

“Markham-Unionville residents were hoping for a better outcome from the Liberal budget announced today. At a time when Liberals are making life more expensive, Justin Trudeau could have offered lower taxes and a job creation plan that actually works.

“Instead, Markham-Unionville residents are getting nickel-and-dimed by this Prime Minister so he can continue to fund flawed Liberal ideas. New taxes and tax hikes are on the Liberal tax and spend agenda.

“Budget 2017 will hike taxes on; small business owners, public transit users, Uber users, child care, oil and gas companies and the beer and wine industry.

“The budget unveiled by the Prime Minister and the Finance Minister today demonstrates very clearly that they simply don’t understand the middle class.

“Sadly, Liberal programs won’t help Markham-Unionville workers and businesses who now face much more intense competition from a low-cost, low-tax United States.

“Markham-Unionville residents deserve solutions to the challenges they face right now, not expensive programs for years down the road.

“I will continue to be the voice of the taxpayer and our Conservative caucus will not stay silent while Justin Trudeau nickel-and-dimes Canadians.”