North Okanagan-Shuwap MP not impressed by Liberal throne speech

Arnold slams throne speech

Mel Arnold is not impressed with the Liberal throne speech.

The three-time Conservative MP for the North Okanagan-Shuswap says the Trudeau government should have provided Canadians clear and realistic strategies for fighting inflation, overcoming the COVID-19 pandemic and supporting flood recoveries in British Columbia.

“Instead of presenting an economic plan for families, seniors and small businesses facing mounting inflation, the Trudeau government presented a roadmap leading Canada towards the same results we have seen in the past six years – more deficits and higher taxes at a time when many Canadians are barely making ends meet,” Arnold said in a statement.

“From coast to coast to coast, life is getting more expensive for Canadians, including the citizens of the North Okanagan-Shuswap.”

Arnold charged the vision presented by the government does nothing for Canadians facing inflation and the cost-of-living crisis driven by housing shortages, supply chain constraints and stagnating wages for workers.

“The throne speech failed to even mention Canada’s agriculture and manufacturing sectors, threats to Canada’s food security, nor the need to stimulate private investment required to support national recovery,” Arnold said.

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