New Democrat candidate Skip Morrison (Sault Ste. Marie) penned the following letter to his opponent Terry Sheehan demanding he provide transparency on Liberal spending plans:
Dear Terry Sheehan:
As you know, yesterday, my leader Tom Mulcair delivered on his commitment to provide Canadians with our fiscal framework.
I’m proud of our balanced, progressive plan that delivers on the priorities of Sault Ste. Marie families. Priorities like health and long-term care, building needed infrastructure, kick-starting our manufacturing sector and delivering one million affordable childcare spaces.
To date, Justin Trudeau has refused to do the same. That’s not fair to the voters of Sault Ste. Marie. That’s not the transparency they deserve.
We are asking you to immediately release your costing plans in order to answer Canadians’ questions like, exactly how large your deficits will be in each of the next three years? How do you expect to eventually balance the budget? Are you planning cuts to vital services, increases to service fees or sell off of public assets? If so, what assets are you planning to sell and how much do you expect to collect from this sale?
So many questions remain unanswered. You owe it to Canadians and the voters of Sault Ste. Marie to answer them.
We are asking that you be clear with Canadians and release your fiscal plan immediately.
Skip Morrison, NDP Sault Ste. Marie candidate