â€œIâ€™m disappointed by the Conservativesâ€™ choice to implement an austerity budget that will not get us out of these tough economic times or help ease exorbitant costs of living in the Lower Mainland,â€� said Stewart.
The Conservatives took no action to reverse reckless cuts to healthcare, pensions, and EI. This budget slashes $4.7 billion over four years in federal infrastructure funding, and provides no new money for education and training.
â€œThis budget continues measures that attack BC â€“ cuts in services, EI, environmental emergencies, coast guard protection and in many other areas,â€� said Julian.
The NDP also reminded that last year, Conservatives predicted economic growth that never came â€“ overestimating growth figures by over 35% and failing to contain the current account deficit â€“ which has now reached $67 billion.
â€œOur region faces serious challenges like inadequate transit infrastructure and a shortage of affordable housing,â€� said Donnelly. â€œUnfortunately, this budget does nothing to meet the needs and values of our communities.â€�
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