The end of Corporate Welfare under Andrew Scheer

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Conservatives will review business subsidies in effort to save $1.5 billion

The Canadian Press
Published Wednesday, September 18, 2019 9:52AM EDT

HAMILTON -- The federal Conservatives say they can find $1.5 billion in savings each year by eliminating some of the federal funding received by businesses.

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer was at a barbershop in Hamilton, Ont., Wednesday morning to make the announcement.

He said a Conservative government will review all federal business subsidies and eliminate economic-development programs where the funds benefit shareholders, corporate executives, foreign companies, lobbyists or consultants. Those subsidies and programs total $7 billion now, he said, scattered among numerous departments.

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He cited a $12-million subsidy the government gave for grocery giant Loblaw to buy more energy-efficient coolers as one example of an expense Conservatives wouldn't support.

"Hard-working Canadians are rightly offended when they see their tax dollars going to further the interests of the wealthy and well-connected friends while Justin Trudeau makes them pay more for gasoline, groceries, and home heating," Scheer said.

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Every politician says this since I have been watching them (40+ years), once in pm office it becomes pure bs.
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Pete Podoski wrote:Conservatives will review business subsidies in effort to save $1.5 billion

The Canadian Press
Published Wednesday, September 18, 2019 9:52AM EDT

HAMILTON -- The federal Conservatives say they can find $1.5 billion in savings each year by eliminating some of the federal funding received by businesses.

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer was at a barbershop in Hamilton, Ont., Wednesday morning to make the announcement.

He said a Conservative government will review all federal business subsidies and eliminate economic-development programs where the funds benefit shareholders, corporate executives, foreign companies, lobbyists or consultants. Those subsidies and programs total $7 billion now, he said, scattered among numerous departments.

{Snip}

He cited a $12-million subsidy the government gave for grocery giant Loblaw to buy more energy-efficient coolers as one example of an expense Conservatives wouldn't support.

"Hard-working Canadians are rightly offended when they see their tax dollars going to further the interests of the wealthy and well-connected friends while Justin Trudeau makes them pay more for gasoline, groceries, and home heating," Scheer said.

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And I see this as Scheer pandering to the middle class by supposedly taking a review of corporate welfare, set up in Harper years. A complete and utter sham.

An attack on corporations? Oh vey. By the cons? Double OH VEY. Sure thing, Scheer, you get right on attacking corporations right until you get in. This will all vanish directly under you when you're in. My prediction.
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No one is getting attacked.

The only losers will be the wealthy elites at Loblaws and Irving, close friends and financial supporters of Justin Trudeau.

If you think sending your tax dollars to the multi-billionaire Irving family is a wise use of your money, then by all means, vote for Justin Trudeau.
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Pete Podoski wrote:No one is getting attacked.

The only losers will be the wealthy elites at Loblaws and Irving, close friends and financial supporters of Justin Trudeau.

If you think sending your tax dollars to the multi-billionaire Irving family is a wise use of your money, then by all means, vote for Justin Trudeau.


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What makes be not believe this promise from the Conservatives? Isn't this the party of Harper who allowed the offshore tax havens to be set up and let the wealthy avoid paying their taxes? And when it was discovered they were doing this during the Justin years, he gave them an amnesty. Both of the Conservative and Liberal parties are owned by the rich. Vote for somebody else or the nonsense will just continue.
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bob vernon wrote: Isn't this the party of Harper


all we can do is hope that it is. Imagine how much better off we'd be right now if Canada had voted for Harper in 2015 instead of JT?

Oh Canada, how we have suffered since 2015.
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bob vernon wrote:What makes be not believe this promise from the Conservatives? Isn't this the party of Harper who allowed the offshore tax havens to be set up and let the wealthy avoid paying their taxes? And when it was discovered they were doing this during the Justin years, he gave them an amnesty. Both of the Conservative and Liberal parties are owned by the rich. Vote for somebody else or the nonsense will just continue.

To be fair the offshore tax havens have been there since before I was born.
Shoot Paul Martin's Canada Steamship Lines was registered offshore when he was our PM.

I doubt that any government would change a thing they take office.
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bob vernon wrote: Isn't this the party of Harper ...

Thank goodness we averted another four years with that clown. Anyone believing Scheer is going to bring about the end of corporate welfare (from the party that invented it) has got to be a complete partisan dupe. Maybe it is time for the NDP.
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Ka-El wrote:Thank goodness we averted another four years with that clown.


But we didn't! We just endured four years with that clown (Trudeau). Thank goodness we now have a chance to throw him out, and hopefully usher in 4 years of similar government that we enjoyed with Harper, and should have been enjoying since 2015!
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