Liberal and imcumbent MP, Terry Sheehan released the following statement Thursday Morning:
Just before the Thanksgiving long weekend, Andrew Scheer and his Conservatives finally, and quietly, released their election platform, which promises $53 billion in cuts over the next 5 years. This commitment means that $18 billion will be cut from vital local infrastructure projects like our transit system.
During last night’s debate, Andrew Scheer’s candidate was dismissive of voters’ concerns about Conservative cuts. He said, “those are completely false” and “it goes against everything we have said and everything we have written”. Looking at the Conservative platform, perhaps Mr. Spina could explain what “reduction in infrastructure spending of $18 billion” means. We know what Conservatives mean when they say that there will be “no cuts”. If you ask Doug Ford, “no cuts” means thousands of teachers and hundreds of public health workers being laid off.
Let’s keep in mind that these are just the cuts Conservatives are willing to tell us about. Billions of dollars’ worth of cuts means cancelled or delayed projects across our riding, leaving key infrastructure like roads, bridges, and water systems to crumble.
Sault Ste. Marie cannot and must not accept these cuts.
This morning, I was at the bus terminal talking with voters about the $20 million the federal Liberals are providing for our local transit system. Because unlike Mr. Spina, I believe in investing in our community services, not cutting them. Don’t let Andrew Scheer’s cuts destroy our critical infrastructure, like our transit system.