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.
A new Conservative government will scrap admission fees from all of Canada’s national museums, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer announced today.
Removing these fees will make it easier for families to learn about Canada’s proud history and will make school field trips and family vacations more affordable.
“National museums celebrate Canada by sharing our foundational stories and most cherished artifacts, the very things that make us Canadian. They are places of beauty, discovery, and inspiration,” said Scheer. “Making them more accessible to Canadians and visitors is part of our plan to celebrate Canadian culture and make life more affordable for families across the country.”
As Prime Minister, Andrew Scheer will make it free to visit national museums 365 days a year for every visitor.
There are nine national museums across Canada:
Canada Agriculture and Food Museum (Ottawa, Ontario)
Canadian Museum of History (Gatineau, Quebec)
Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Canada Science and Technology Museum (Ottawa, Ontario)
National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa, Ontario)
Canada Aviation and Space Museum (Ottawa, Ontario)
Canadian Museum of Nature (Ottawa, Ontario)
Canadian Museum for Human Rights (Winnipeg, Manitoba)
Canadian War Museum (Ottawa, Ontario)
A new Conservative government will also designate the RCMP Heritage Centre in Regina, Saskatchewan as a national museum. Admission would also be free.
Scheer announced that a new Conservative government will also designate the gravesites of past Prime Ministers and Governors General as national historic sites.
“We can and we should celebrate the achievements of our historical giants like William Lyon Mackenzie King, Sir Wilfrid Laurier, and Sir John A. Macdonald,” Scheer said. “These leaders, and others, have left their mark not only on our country, but on the entire world and they are worthy of honour and respect.”