OTTAWA â€“ New Democrats are saying that the Speech from the Throne canâ€™t hide the scandals that have recently plagued the Conservatives and their record on failing consumers.
â€œIt will take a lot more than copying a few of the NDPâ€™s policies on consumer protection to make Canadians forget about the scandal in the Senate,â€� said NDP Caucus Chair Peter Julian.
Despite expectations for a â€œconsumer-friendlyâ€� Speech from the Throne, the Conservatives failed to adequately address many of the challenges British Columbians face.
â€œWhether it is blocking the NDPâ€™s Air Passenger Bill of Rights or their inaction on credit cards, Conservatives just canâ€™t be trusted when it comes to consumer issues,â€� added Julian. â€œUnder the leadership of Tom Mulcair, New Democrats will address problems like cell phone charges, excessive bank fees and air passenger rights.â€�
While the tired Conservatives are trying to hide from their own scandals, New Democrats are working to make life more affordable.
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