Today, Canada’s Conservatives released Andrew Scheer’s Plan for You to Get Ahead, a fully costed platform that details how a new Conservative government will live within its means and put more money in your pockets.
In his remarks, Andrew Scheer offered examples of how typical Canadian families will get ahead under a new Conservative government:
• Under a new Conservative government, an average retired couple living in Tsawwassen will save $2,580 a year.
• Under a new Conservative government, a family of four – soon to be five – in Montreal will save $4,642 a year.
• Under a new Conservative government, a family of four in Markham will save $3,264 a year.
“Under Justin Trudeau, Canadians are working harder and harder, but they’re just not getting ahead. Everything keeps getting more expensive and if Trudeau is re-elected, it will only get worse,” Scheer said.
“My Plan For You To Get Ahead is filled with achievable and tangible ways that a new Conservative government under my leadership will put more money in your pockets so you can get ahead.”
The Conservative platform also shows a costed and independently verified path back to a balanced budget by 2024-2025. This will be done through a combination of spending restraint and reductions to both corporate handouts to profitable corporations and foreign aid to relatively wealthy countries.
“My plan eliminates Justin Trudeau’s damaging deficits because Conservatives know a balanced budget is the only way to make sure services like health care are protected,” Scheer said.