â€œFor all their talk on helping the middle class, this is a very timid budget that will actually increase the gap between the super-wealthy and the rest of us,â€� said Singh. â€œCanadians are rightfully asking, â€˜if the economy is doing so well, why am I not feeling those benefits?â€™â€�
While Singh said the legislation on pay equity is long overdue, there is actually no fund or estimate in the Liberalsâ€™ budget allocated to the implementation of pay equity legislation. He blasted the Liberalsâ€™ refusal to address the housing crisis of today and their failure to allocate the funds needed to end all drinking water boil advisories in First Nations communities. The Liberals have also failed to answer to the urgency of climate change, by delaying most of the funding until after the next election.