Member of Parliament for Roberval and deputy Conservative leader, Denis Lebel, includes individuals and interest groups to be satisfied with the first Liberal budget, but nonetheless believes that the Prime Minister Justin Trudeau comes out good money windows while denying the promises made during the election campaign.
The MP says that at 31 January, a budget surplus of $ 4.5 billion was expected and now two months later, a deficit of $ 30 billion over two years is presented to Canadian voters. “The Liberals promised a $ 10 billion deficit. I did not agree, but promised to be fiscally responsible with a plan to return to balanced budgets. We have reached a deficit of $ 120 billion or 130 over five years, “says Lebel.
It is obvious that the unemployed have reason to be satisfied that the federal lowers the two-week waiting period to one week to obtain benefits, but it will see the medium-term effects on contribution rates for workers and companies that fund independent fund of EI, he expresses. “Despite the discontent raised, Quebec brings the provincial finances in balance as we did to reinvest in services. Trudeau comes out the money away, which goes against our philosophy. ”
Mr. Lebel believes that families have reason to be happy also because parents will have more money in their pocket by virtue of the introduction of the new Canadian Allowance for children, but again beware of tomorrows Disenchantment. “This is money that we finance our credit cards, as it can be done in the holidays, money that we did not.”
With respect to the infrastructure program, Mr. Lebel considers that the Trudeau government takes money in the hands of federal politicians to place in the hands of the elected provincial and municipal as there only $ 11 billion, which is not a real recovery plan.
Regarding measures to promote the revival of forestry, Mr. Lebel noted that the 2016 budget proposes to grant more than a billion dollars over four years, from 2017 to 2018, to support technologies clean, especially in the sectors of forestry, fisheries, mining, energy and agriculture.
Mr. Lebel admits he has no idea of what will be for the forest, even if he wants there to be as much as possible for the economy of the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean.
Karine Trudel disappointed
(Denis Villeneuve) – New Democrat MP for Jonquière, Karine Trudel, is disappointed that no budgetary measures it has proposed to Prime Minister Trudeau is not found in the budget presentation the Finance Minister Bill Morneau, leaving the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean no concrete measures to help sectors of the forest and paper.
“There is nothing in commitments. There is something bagged in terms of the environment, but nothing for the Canadian Model Forest Network and the second and tertiary wood processing. It takes funding. This is a disappointment for the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean. ”
While satisfied that workers can benefit from a reduction of the waiting period to receive EI, Ms. Trudel opposes the government to go tap into the fund surplus $ 6 , $ 9 billion to reduce the huge deficit to come. She said Ottawa is about to introduce an EI two-tier system as workers from a dozen regions of the country such as, among others, Newfoundland and Labrador, Sudbury, northern Ontario and Manitoba will be the period of regular benefits extended EI by five weeks. In these areas, the unemployment rate has increased significantly. “Our region, with an unemployment rate of 9.6%, is not found in the affected areas,” says she.
In social housing, Ms. Trudel shows satisfied Ottawa invest $ 2.3 billion over two years from 2016 to 2017 for access to more affordable housing.
It is the same for reducing the age of eligibility for guaranteed income program from 67 to 65.
With respect to the investment program for infrastructure, Ms. Trudel wants the money wisely to benefit from the money available for the construction of treatment plants for drinking water, wastewater, replacement pipes, etc. The government announced a new fund for drinking water and wastewater treatment, to the provinces, territories and municipalities. The 2016 budget provides $ 2 billion $ over four years, from 2016 to 2017, for immediate improvements to the distribution infrastructure and water treatment.