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Tory MPs on throne speech

Small businesses were looking to the Liberals to bring forward a plan to address critical supply chain issues they are facing in advance of the important upcoming holiday shopping season. Unfortunately, the Liberal (government’s) Speech from the Throne is a complete failure for these small businesses.

Instead of presenting an economic plan for small businesses that have been left behind, (Prime Minister) Justin Trudeau’s approach means more of the same. More deficits leading to higher taxes and inflation, at a time when Canadians are barely making ends meet. Small businesses are an afterthought for this government, mentioned only once in this economic plan.

Our small businesses were already hit hard over the past twenty months as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, a cycle of lockdowns, and ongoing labour shortages. Now, supply chain issues that started at the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic are expected to get worse due to the devastating floods and landslides in British Columbia.

Despite supply chain challenges being at the forefront for nearly two years now, the Liberals’ lack of action and acknowledgement of supply chain issues within Canada is staggering. A vague mention about ensuring Canadian supply chains are resilient is not enough.

Canada’s Conservatives will be the voice for small businesses, and for the millions of Canadians left behind in Justin Trudeau’s economy.

Tracy Gray (Kelowna-Lake Country MP) Conservative small business recovery and growth critic

Randy Hoback (Prince Albert MP) Conservative international trade and supply chain resilience critic

Alain Rayes (Richmond-Arthabaska MP) Conservative Quebec lieutenant and official languages critic



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