HALIFAX, Nova Scotia, Sep 15tembre (Hfrance.fr) - The leader of the main opposition party in Canada said on Wednesday that a surge in inflation last month had highlighted the Prime Minister's failure of Justin's economic policies Trudeau and urged Canadians to vote against the government in Monday's election.
Erin O 'Toole, whose Conservatives are tied in the polls with Trudeau's center-left Liberals, said Canadians were in an affordability crisis and blamed what he called the Prime Minister's reckless spending and massive debts.
"It is disturbing that Justin Trudeau does not seem to care about the skyrocketing cost of living imposed on Canadians by inflation," O 'Toole said in a statement.
Statistics Canada said the annual inflation rate in August accelerated to 4.1%, the highest level elevatede since March 2003, in part due to the skyrocketing cost of gasoline and the fact that prices in August 2020 were depressed due to the coronavirus pandemic. learn more
The Liberals, in power for six years, have racked up record debt and the highest budget deficits since World War II. Trudeau promises more investment if he wins.
The Liberal leader said he recognizes families are concerned about the affordability, and that is why his government had spent so much to protect businesses and people from the worst of the pandemic.
He told reporters at Halifax, Nova Scotia as Canada "bounces back ... from an extreme crisis this pandemic has caused a lot of disruption and yes, fait raise prices. "
The Bank of Canada says the price spike is temporary and it expects the Inflation calms down on central bank target of 2% by 2022. read more
O 'Toole, addressing journalists in Saguenay, Que., said a Conservative government would tackle high inflation by reducing the pace of spending and allowing more competition in the wireless and internet markets.
The Conservative leader promises to balance the budget within a decade without making cuts, but has not explained how.
Left-wing New Democrats, who vie with the Liberals for support of progressive voters in the September 20 federal election,said inflation data showed "people can no longer afford Justin Trudeau's empty promises.
Trudeau, who heads a minority government that relies on support from opposition parties to pass a law, called an election last month, two years earlier, to solicit voters' support for its stimulus package. The Liberals, however, saw their rapid lead in the polls quickly fade amid voter fatigue and early election discontent.
An ongoing Nanos Research telephone poll of 1,200 Canadians for CTV on Wednesday put public support for the Conservatives at 31.2%, the Liberals at 30.5% and the New Democrats at 21.4%. Such a result could lead to a dead end in which no party is able to form even a stable minority government.
Thesurvey is considered accurate to within 2.8 percentage points. , 19 times out of 20. Written by David Ljunggren Edited by Paul Simao
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