Monday’s federal budget is still a hot talking point.
Yorkton-Melville Tory M.P Cathay Wagantall says the mid-term document has way too much spending, and increases the debt-load for Canadians.
“In 2019 we’ll be at a trillion dollars gross national debt,” Wagantall stated. “And that will be on the backs of our next generations.”
However she is pleased the liberals put some spending into Autism, but says there wasn’t much for agricultural communities in the budget.
Tory MP for Dauphin-Swan River-Neepawa Robert Sopuck is “deeply disappointed” with the Federal Budget.
He says the spending document is “fiscally irresponsible”.
“From a rural standpoint, there’s very little mention of agriculture, almost nothing for rural Canada,” Sopuck said. “Also the deficit is getting unbelievable.”
The deficit for 2018-19 is $18.1-billion, and Sopuck says the interest payment on Canada’s debt is $25 billion per year.
He adds the payment is supposed to increase to $33-billion by 2022, and that money could be used in areas like healthcare and seniors.