Chris Warkentin, Member of Parliament for Grande Prairie – Mackenzie, responded to the Speech from the Throne that laid out the Liberal minority government’s priorities for this next Parliament.

“Justin Trudeau’s political priorities announced yesterday do nothing for Canadians worried about the cost-of-living crisis that is driving up the price of gas, food, and everyday essentials.” said Warkentin.

“The reality is that life is getting more expensive for Canadians.” Justin Trudeau’s approach means more of the same: more deficits leading to higher taxes, at a time when Canadians are barely making ends meet.

Rather than focus on employment and investment to kick start our recovery and strengthen our economy, this Liberal government is focused on furthering its own ideological agenda.

“The Liberal government unilaterally implement a failed Liberal vision,” Warkentin said. “The Liberals have presented a plan in this speech that is essentially a carbon copy of the Liberal platform, failing to learn from any lessons from this past election.”

“For Canadians and especially those living in the Peace Country, the Liberal government continues to attack the Alberta energy sector and make life more difficult for our local famers.”

“I will continue to fight these attacks on Peace Country residents and work to build a better future for our region”

Information provided by Chris Warkentin, Member of Parliament for Grande Prairie - Mackenzie