Doug Shipley, Member of Parliament, Barrie-Springwater-Oro-Medonte  Update

Dear Neighbour,

On March 16th, 2024, the Liberal government tabled their Federal Budget in the House of Commons.

Ahead of the 2024 Budget, my Conservative colleagues and I proposed three simple directives to fix the budget:

  1. Axe the Tax on Farmers and Food: Immediately pass Bill C-234 in its original form to alleviate financial strain on farmers and the food industry.
  2. Build Homes, Not Bureaucracy: Ensure that cities permit 15% more home building each year as a condition for receiving federal infrastructure funding.
  3. Cap Spending: Introduce a dollar-for-dollar rule, requiring the government to find a dollar in savings for every new dollar of spending.

Unfortunately, the Liberal government ignored Conservative calls to cap spending and this year’s budget will include nearly $40 billion in new inflationary spending. To make matters worse, this year, Canada will pay $54.1 billion in interest on the Liberal government’s debt. This is more money than the government is sending the provinces for health care.

Every day, I hear from residents in our community who are struggling to make ends meet throughout this affordability crisis. Much of this is made worse by the Liberal government’s punitive carbon tax, which further drives up the cost of gas, home heating, and groceries.

Conservatives were clear – we would not support the Liberal government’s budget if it did not axe the tax, build the homes, and fix the budget. That is why my Conservative colleagues and I will be voting against this inflationary budget, which does nothing to bring down costs for Canadians who are struggling.

As always, my constituency office is available to assist you with any matters related to the federal government. Please contact my office at Doug.Shipley@parl.gc.ca or 705-728-2596 for assistance.


Doug Shipley

Member of Parliament


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