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MP Shields weighs in on new federal budget

Posted on April 13, 2022 by Taber Times

By Ian Croft
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

In the wake of the newly announced allegiance between the New Democratic Party and Liberal Party, the first vote of confidence came and went without a hitch — that being the new government spending budget. Martin Shields, MP for Bow River, explained the new budget brings a hefty deficit.

“There is going to be $50 billion in new spending and that’s going to be a deficit over $50 billion. Well, that’s just a little tough,” Shields said, before elaborating on what Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said about the budget’s deficit during the election debates only to get surprised with a larger number. “I remember when Trudeau was running for leadership and in the election debates of running a $7 billion deficit, I mean we were cringing at that, and now it’s a $50 billion deficit and $50 plus the new spending. So that’s problematic right off the top for me.”

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