Well, today is the Liberal/NDP Non-Coalition Coalition Budget Day!

Ron in Regina

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Some vague concept it is , more houses and more jobs allowing more to reach the middle class . And more deficit and debt of course .
The Trudeau government began a series of pre-budget announcements Wednesday targeting Millennials and Gen Z voters in a bid to attract two generations that have largely abandoned the Liberal party.
Not true. He rescued them from climate change and lifted the burden and responsibility of home ownership.
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Trudeau made an announcement in Vancouver, while other ministers made similar announcements in Toronto and Montreal about new programs that will be included in next month’s budget. Wednesday’s announcement included $15 million to go to Legal Aid organizations across the country to help those organizations provide more services to renters dealing with “renovictions” or other issues with their landlord.
The BS will be thick though…& Trudeau being divisive…he’ll pit homeowner’s against renters, middle class against not. Young again old, etc…

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The Liberals are also promising to create a renter’s bill of rights, working with provinces that would require landlords to disclose previous rents and create a nationwide standard lease. The government is also pledging to work with banks and credit bureaus to ensure regular on-time rent payments become part of a person’s credit history.
At this point only the mentally ill will believe his diatribe.

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The prime minister said the millennial and Gen-Z generations, born from the 1980s to the early 2000s, are key to Canada’s economic future and they need help to join the middle class for the betterment of the country.
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The federal government (=Liberal/NDP’s) is launching a child care expansion program that will offer $1-billion in low-cost loans plus an additional $60-million in non-repayable grants for public and non-profit providers to create new spaces, which advocates say is urgently needed to meet high demand.
“You make up the largest share of our working age population. You work hard. You’re creating, inventing and developing incredible things that are building the future of Canada. You hustle. You are the heartbeat of the economy,” he said.
The BS will be thick though…& Trudeau being divisive…he’ll pit homeowner’s against renters, middle class against not. Young again old, etc…

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A source speaking on background because they were not authorized to speak publicly said this was the beginning of several announcements in the weeks leading up to the April 16 budget designed to help Millennial and Gen Z voters.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Thursday announced the loan program at a recreation centre in Surrey, B.C., as part of new measures in the coming federal budget that he says will benefit young mothers, particularly millennials.
“We will be making concrete announcements about economic growth and fairness, and many will have been designed with Gen Z (and) Millennials in mind,” they said.
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Since coming to office in 2015, the Liberals have increased the Canada Child Benefit and increased Old Age Security benefits, lowering poverty levels among both seniors and children, according to Statistics Canada.
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“You’ve grown up with so many pressures in this economy: the 2008 recession, COVID, climate change. You’re a huge part of the economy. And we want to make sure that everyone, especially moms raising kids, has the best chance to succeed and thrive,” he said.
The source said the government now intends to focus on Gen Z and Millennials, who they believe are facing significant challenges.
The federal Canada-Wide Early Learning and Child Care agreement, a $30-billion, five-year plan to reduce the average cost of child care for children six and under to $10 a day by 2026, was announced in April, 2021. All territories and provinces signed on to the deal, with Ontario being the last to do so in March, 2022.
“Our renewed focus is on getting younger Canadians, Gen Z and Millennials, who are facing unfair burdens, to access what they deserve — a good middle class life. That means housing, affordability, and jobs and growth.”
Meanwhile, 49 per cent of parents using child care last year reported difficulty finding it, compared with 36 per cent in 2019.
The Gen Z & Millennials aren’t complete retards though….& must see through this, & realize the generational debt incurred through “Budgets Balance Themselves” & “I don’t think of fiscal policy” & “I’ll buy my way out with the taxpayers money” and they’ll be paying for their lifetime and their children’s lifetime for this Trudeau 2.0 experiment…
Millennial voters were crucial to Trudeau’s first victory in 2015, but polling now shows they have largely moved to supporting Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre.
A decade ago they where 10 years younger, & now they’re 10 years broke-er?
I haven’t had time to read the article at this point, but does Freeland define what middle-class actually is or just points out the road towards some vague concept?
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Ron in Regina

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Our per capita GDP has failed to keep pace with that of our G7 peers. And in a report likely to depress everybody, the Fraser Institute notes that in 2014, per-person GDP was $58,162. Nine years later (adjusted for inflation), it was $58,111 — $51 less. “Canadian living standards are now lower than they were at the end of 2014,” says the Fraser Institute.

What was different between the end of 2014 & now? What could that be?
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As Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe told Parliament’s government operations committee on Wednesday, “This (carbon) cost is not helpful. It’s certainly not driving innovation and it’s certainly not driving the investment environment we need to ultimately deliver that innovation that is going to make our industries more productive.”

Several Liberal committee members asked Moe what his solution was and he repeatedly listed how Saskatchewan has been successful in reducing emissions without such a tax.

A couple of things on Moe’s list: potash produced with 50 per cent less emissions than other jurisdictions; producing some of the “cleanest oil and gas on the globe”; a tech fund to help businesses reduce their carbon footprint and the use of nuclear power to generate electricity.

Moe pointed out that since 2015, emissions on fuel produced in Saskatchewan have been reduced by 65 per cent.

“If the rest of the world did that, global emissions would be down 25 per cent overnight,” he said.

Canada has resources in oil and natural gas that the world wants and needs and that would have a major impact on emissions. The leaders of Germany, Japan and now Greece have made deliberate visits to this country to seek those resources.

But Trudeau isn’t listening to them. He’s not even listening to our premiers. And he’s certainly not listening to Canadians.
 
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…Another sign of economic weakness ahead: Government under the Trudeau Liberals has grown from 23% of Gross Domestic Product to 27%, while business spending on new machinery, technology, factories and equipment has slipped to 8% of GDP. So-called capital spending is half of what it is in the U.S.

Per capita GDP — a broad indicator of a country’s wealth — grew by 2.6% in the U.S. last year. Here it fell by 0.6%. More importantly, after adding in nearly a 3% increase in population, Canadian per capita GDP fell by almost 4%.

Unless you want to depress yourself, don’t even think about the added harm to our economic well-being done by inflation of nearly 4%.

It’s disastrous. And it is almost entirely due to the Trudeau government’s economic decisions, such as hobbling the energy sector in the name of saving the planet. Productivity in Canada has fallen for six straight quarters.

This would be bad at the best of times. It indicates a couple of rocky years ahead for the economy. But coming at the same time as the Liberals are flooding the country with newcomers, it’s adding great strains to the economy, housing and inflation.

Our sluggish economy is only going to be weighed down further next week when the Liberals increase their economic-damaging carbon tax by another 23%. Other than that, we’re doing great.
 
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Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada has 10,500 employees and they need immigrants to keep them busy. Can't have them sitting around. Looks like three other related departments.

Also not sure it is a better life for the immigrant.
 
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Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada has 10,500 employees and they need immigrants to keep them busy. Can't have them sitting around. Looks like three other related departments.

Also not sure it is a better life for the immigrant.
I've been to some of their countries.

Canada's better.
 

Ron in Regina

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This is sure genderous…I mean generous, with a ring of desperation. Trudeau is bating the hook before he casts out his demographic bait…the day before April Fools mandatory escalator carbon taxes.
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The government will pay for the most widely used methods to avoid pregnancy, such as IUDs, contraceptive pills, hormonal implants or the day after pill, for the nine million Canadian women of reproductive age, Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland said at a press conference in a pharmacy in Toronto. "Women should be free to choose the contraceptives they need without cost getting in the way. So, we're making contraceptives free," Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on X, formerly Twitter….& mandatory feminine hygiene products in men’s bathrooms, and record levels of immigration and spending, because fiscal responsibility.

The government must now win the approval of Canada's provinces, which “actually” administer healthcare, for this new system. Alberta and Quebec have already said they would opt out.

The non-coalition coalition that’s definitely not a coalition-type coalition pharmacare plan – as it is called locally – follows protracted negotiations between Trudeau's Liberal/NDP minority government and a small leftist faction in parliament. The NDP/Liberals agreed to prop up the Liberals until the fall of 2025, on the condition that the government immediately launch the drug program which is a provincial responsibility and administered program…& move the election date to a week later so that most of the Liberal/NDP’s & NDP/Liberals elected in 2019 get pensions that they wouldn’t otherwise get.

Seven Premieres were already openly against Trudeau’s carbon tax regime but Quebec wasn’t one of them…& so it’s not to leave them out of being alienated, this makes them feel inclusive. Good job.
 

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The government will pay for the most widely used methods to avoid pregnancy, such as IUDs, contraceptive pills, hormonal implants or the day after pill, for the nine million Canadian women of reproductive age, Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland said at a press conference in a pharmacy in Toronto. "Women should be free to choose the contraceptives they need without cost getting in the way. So, we're making contraceptives free," Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on X, formerly Twitter….& mandatory feminine hygiene products in men’s bathrooms, and record levels of immigration and spending, because fiscal responsibility.
Obviously, this is so much better for Canada than limiting immigration and having Canada born kids. Without this there would be 10000 lackeys at immigration Canada with no jobs.
 
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Obviously, this is so much better for Canada than limiting immigration and having Canada born kids. Without this there would be 10000 lackeys at immigration Canada with no jobs.
It's where we are at with the jobs being more important than the objective. It won't be the students complaining if they kiboshed the education system. Prisons need prisoners, senior homes need seniors, The subject matter is no longer the priority.
 

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When I worked for the Armed Forces, about 15 years ago now, it was impossible to get anything done in a timely manner. As long as the bureaucratic process was seen to work, the outcome is irrelevant. Kind of frustrating when your job is to keep the fire trucks running on an air base that also doubles as a commercial airport.
 

Ron in Regina

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Pre-budget federal announcements, in provincial jurisdictions, usually without consulting those particular provinces, if any at all…so programs designed to fail, but optically appearing to be doing something…but all that something is, is spending money for votes, desperately, on programs that were never planned to succeed, that will have to be cancelled in the inevitable cleanup that will need to come after Justin Trudeau is retired.
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Ron in Regina

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In a desperate mission to rescue his party from certain annihilation in the next election, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has been making a frenzy of high-cost announcements in the run-up to his budget on April 16.

Liberals are worried young people are turning away from them in droves, as the high price of everything, from groceries to rent, has turned middle-class dreams into nightmares.

Trudeau announced this week that his government will provide $1 billion over five years to set up a national school food program.

In 2019, he claimed his government had raised 900,000 Canadians out of poverty since he was elected in 2016. Now, soaring housing costs and the skyrocketing cost of food have depleted so many families that he has to ride to rescue them — from the dire situation he created. Had he managed the economy better, he’d have left more money in the hands of parents so they’d have the dignity to feed their children themselves.
Instead, he hiked the carbon tax, fuelled inflation with his irresponsible spending and racked up a massive debt that will haunt our children and grandchildren. In the third quarter of 2023, the government spent $24.7 billion on interest, up 20.7% compared with the same quarter of 2022.

Put away the credit card, prime minister. You’ve exceeded the limit. We can’t afford you anymore.
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In a desperate mission to rescue his party from certain annihilation in the next election, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has been making a frenzy of high-cost announcements in the run-up to his budget on April 16.

Liberals are worried young people are turning away from them in droves, as the high price of everything, from groceries to rent, has turned middle-class dreams into nightmares.

Trudeau announced this week that his government will provide $1 billion over five years to set up a national school food program.

In 2019, he claimed his government had raised 900,000 Canadians out of poverty since he was elected in 2016. Now, soaring housing costs and the skyrocketing cost of food have depleted so many families that he has to ride to rescue them — from the dire situation he created. Had he managed the economy better, he’d have left more money in the hands of parents so they’d have the dignity to feed their children themselves.
Instead, he hiked the carbon tax, fuelled inflation with his irresponsible spending and racked up a massive debt that will haunt our children and grandchildren. In the third quarter of 2023, the government spent $24.7 billion on interest, up 20.7% compared with the same quarter of 2022.

Put away the credit card, prime minister. You’ve exceeded the limit. We can’t afford you anymore.
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The budget will balance itself .
 

Ron in Regina

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The budget will balance itself .
Since Monday, Trudeau has announced nearly $25 billion in new spending for the 2024 federal budget. Government spending is one of the drivers of inflation and it looks like the coming federal budget will ramp up spending significantly, meaning the government will add to inflation.

Former Liberal finance minister John Manley said a few months ago that trying to bring down inflation with higher interest rates while also ramping up government spending was like driving with one foot on the gas and the other on the brake.

Lowering interest rates would really help with housing affordability, but that won’t happen with all this new spending. Which likely means that in response, Trudeau will find new ways to spend.
 
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Since Monday, Trudeau has announced nearly $25 billion in new spending for the 2024 federal budget. Government spending is one of the drivers of inflation and it looks like the coming federal budget will ramp up spending significantly, meaning the government will add to inflation.

Former Liberal finance minister John Manley said a few months ago that trying to bring down inflation with higher interest rates while also ramping up government spending was like driving with one foot on the gas and the other on the brake.

Lowering interest rates would really help with housing affordability, but that won’t happen with all this new spending. Which likely means that in response, Trudeau will find new ways to spend.
Is that all ? The guy is slipping .
 

Ron in Regina

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Is that all ? The guy is slipping .
The budget release day is still 11 days away, so these are just the kernels “slipping out” in campaign announcements and there’s 11 days worth to go still…figure a couple billion/day with some held in reserve for the actual actual budget day announcement, etc…

Probably several more “national” program announcements that aren’t national, or even federal jurisdiction…So designed to fail before they start…so that once the liberals and NDP are in the opposition, they have something to complain about as the adults in the room trim the fat to try and balance the budget deleting failed programs and wasted spending. It’s very transparent, With nothing we can do about it for another 18 months.

Keep in mind these are “Pre-“Budget announcements at this point.
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Ron in Regina

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Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre says that he will support the Trudeau government’s budget under three conditions. Poilievre wants Trudeau to commit to axing the carbon tax for farmers, to build homes and not bureaucracy, and to agree to a cap on government spending.

Clearly, Trudeau won’t be willing to meet any of those conditions.

Just over the last week, Trudeau has made $27 billion in new pre-budget spending announcements. There is no way this is a government that wants to cap spending — they simply want to spend more.

Poilievre’s suggestion, though, is a good one.
The spending cap that he wants to introduce calls for the government to find $1 in savings for every dollar of new spending. When past governments have instituted such polices, real savings have been found, or in the words of former Liberal finance minister John Manley, money was moved from low priorities to high priorities.

The NDP/Liberal-Liberal/NDP supply-and-confidence non-coalition coalition that’s definitely not a coalition-type coalition agreement means that the governing Liberals will “likely” (=absolutely) have enough support to pass (any) budget legislation without support from other opposition parties.
 

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Just over the last week, Trudeau has made $27 billion in new pre-budget spending announcements. There is no way this is a government that wants to cap spending — they simply want to spend more.
1000014351.jpgUnfortunately gold is funding the new spending which should be used to decrease the dollar gap to lower inflation. A dollar at par would make groceries 30% cheaper right off the hop.

A $10 increase in gold prices bumps the market cap by $600B
 
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In a desperate mission to rescue his party from certain annihilation in the next election, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has been making a frenzy of high-cost announcements in the run-up to his budget on April 16.

Liberals are worried young people are turning away from them in droves, as the high price of everything, from groceries to rent, has turned middle-class dreams into nightmares.

Trudeau announced this week that his government will provide $1 billion over five years to set up a national school food program.

In 2019, he claimed his government had raised 900,000 Canadians out of poverty since he was elected in 2016. Now, soaring housing costs and the skyrocketing cost of food have depleted so many families that he has to ride to rescue them — from the dire situation he created. Had he managed the economy better, he’d have left more money in the hands of parents so they’d have the dignity to feed their children themselves.
Instead, he hiked the carbon tax, fuelled inflation with his irresponsible spending and racked up a massive debt that will haunt our children and grandchildren. In the third quarter of 2023, the government spent $24.7 billion on interest, up 20.7% compared with the same quarter of 2022.

Put away the credit card, prime minister. You’ve exceeded the limit. We can’t afford you anymore.
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If young people are pissed off now, wait til they get the bill for turdOWE's vote buying.