OTTAWA, September 15 (Hfrance.fr) - Le chef du principalCanada's opposition party said on Wednesday that a surge in inflation last month had highlighted Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's failure. and urged Canadians to vote against the government in an election next week.
Erin O 'Toole, tied for Ties in polls with Trudeau's center-left Liberals ahead of the vote, said it was clear Canadians were going through an affordability crisis.
" It is troubling that Justin Trudeau does not seem to care about the skyrocketing cost of living imposed on Canadians by inflation, "he said in a statement.
Statistics Canada said the annual inflation rate in August accelerated to 4.1%, the highest level since March 2003. in savoir more
Six-year-in-power Liberals have spent a lot to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, racking up record debt and the highest budget deficits since World War II. Trudeau promises more investment if he wins the election.
O 'Toole said a Liberal victory on September 20 would mean "No more reckless spending, more massive debt and rising prices, " adding that only his stimulus package would make life more affordable.
The Conservative leader promises to balance the budget within a decade without making cuts, but has not explained how.
Trudeau, who heads a minority government which relies on the support of opposition parties to pass a law, called elections last month, two years in advance, to seek membership ofvoters to his stimulus plan. The Liberals, however, saw their lead in the polls quickly fade amid voter fatigue and enthusiasm with the early election call.
A Nanos Research telephone poll of 1,200 Canadians for CTV on Wednesday assessed public support for the Conservatives at 31.2% with the Liberals at 30.5% and the left-wing New Democrats at 21.4% . Such a result on election day could lead to a stalemate in which no party is able to form a majority government.
The poll is being considered as accurate to within 2.8%. points, 19 times out of 20. Report by David Ljunggren Edited by Paul Simao
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