Budget 2022 Must Include a Real Cost of

Party Phone Number

(709) 753-6043

    |    

Party Email Address

Budget 2022 Must Include a Real Cost of Living Plan: Wakeham
Tony Wakeham says next week’s budget must include a real cost of living plan to make up for the Liberals first failed attempt.
Friday, April 1, 2022

(April 01, 2022) – Tony Wakeham, PC Official Opposition Shadow Minister of Finance and MHA for Stephenville-Port au Port, says next week’s budget must include a real cost of living plan to make up for the Liberals first failed attempt.

“This week, another increase in home heating fuel was thrust upon the people of our province. Earlier this month, the government announced a cost of living plan that failed to lower the cost of home heating fuel and failed to lower the cost of gasoline. The Liberal plan did nothing to address any of the skyrocketing fuel prices,” said Wakeham.

“Instead of providing relief at the pumps, government announced an electric vehicle rebate program which only a few residents of our province will be able to avail of,” continued Wakeham.

Wakeham continued to outline his expectations for Budget 2022.

“Next week’s budget is a chance for the Liberals to fix their mistakes and to announce a real cost of living plan. A real, effective, cost of living plan must include a home heating rebate program, a reduction of the gasoline tax, deferring the carbon tax increase, and stopping the sugar tax. I would also like to see the Budget put money back into people’s pockets through the reduction of taxes and fees,” outlined Wakeham.

“The Liberals have a second chance to address the rising cost of living in this province, it’s important they get it right this time,” concluded Wakeham.

-30-
 

Contacts:

David Maher

Director of Strategic Communications

(cell) 709-725-0984

DavidMaher@gov.nl.ca

© 2022 - PC Party Newfoundland and Labrador