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Justin Trudeau’s record-high inflation means higher prices for essentials

Ottawa, ON – The Hon. Candice Bergen, Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada and the Official Opposition, released the following statement on a Statistics Canada report warning that inflation reached 5.1 per cent: “For the first time since September 1991, prices are up 5.1 per cent compared to a year ago. Canadians from coast-to-coast-to-coast are feeling the damage Justin Trudeau has inflicted on our economy, resulting in skyrocketing inflation and the cost of living crisis. “Groceries are costing families $1000 more this year. Rents in many cities are skyrocketing by double digits and homeownership is out of reach for millions of families as prices are up a record 28 per cent in just one year. “More Canadians are struggling to make ends meet, young people are giving up on homeownership, and nearly half of all Canadians are worried about their financial security this year. “The high-tax, high-debt, mandate and lockdown agenda of the Trudeau Liberals set the stage for inflation, and the never-ending lockdowns and mandates are worsening supply chain challenges. “Conservatives will continue to be the voice for Canadians looking for relief from the cost of living crisis. We need to get spending under control, end the lockdowns and mandates, and resolve the supply chain backlogs. While Justin Trudeau continues to offer hollow words and empty promises, Conservatives will continue to fight for resolutions to the challenges Canadians are facing.”

Auditor General of Canada Confirms Investigation into the Liberal Government’s Infrastructure Plan

Luc Berthold, Conservative Shadow Minister for Infrastructure and Communities, issued the following statement after receiving confirmation from the Office of the Auditor General of Canada that they will conduct an audit of the Liberal government’s Investing in Canada Plan:
 
“Yesterday, I was pleased to receive a letter from Sylvain Ricard, the Interim Auditor General of Canada, confirming that his office will conduct an audit of the Liberals’ Investing in Canada Plan. Last month, Conservatives passed a motion in the House of Commons calling on the Auditor General to investigate the Liberals’ $186.7 billion infrastructure plan, given their lack of transparency and accountability to Canadians.
 
“The Liberals’ record on infrastructure is abysmal. In 2015, Justin Trudeau promised to run small, temporary deficits in order to invest in infrastructure that would grow the economy, but Canadians now know that was not true. Multiple reports from the Parliamentary Budget Officer have also shown what lengths the Liberals will go to hide how their announced infrastructure funding has actually been used.
 
“I am pleased that the Auditor General has respected the will of Parliament and agreed to conduct this important audit, which Liberal Members of Parliament tried to block. Canada’s Conservatives will continue to use our strengthened Opposition to ensure that the government is transparent and accountable to Canadians.”