Prime Minister, use this budget to fulfill campaign promises

Speaker: Ms. May
Time: 01/02/2023 15:13:14
Context: Question

Ms. Elizabeth May (Saanich—Gulf Islands, GP): Mr. Speaker, as the budget is in the drafting stage, I remind the Prime Minister of previous Liberal election promises as a useful guide. For example: Reduce spending by stopping spending on fossil fuel infrastructure, cancel the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline, cancel the purchases of the F-35 fighter jets, cancel the fossil fuel subsidies across Canada and deliver on promises on pharmacare, fund the disability benefit, fund an independent Canada water agency and deliver on promises to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

Will the Prime Minister use this budget to deliver on his promises?

Right Hon. Justin Trudeau (Prime Minister, Lib.): Mr. Speaker, Canadians are facing a difficult time right now, which is why we are going to continue to be there for them, investing in them responsibly to make it through these tough times and get to the brighter future ahead. We know our investments in building a cleaner economy and good jobs that go with it, our investments in reconciliation and our investments in science and in research are all things that are helping Canadians through these difficult times, and we will continue to put Canadians at the heart of everything we do.