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Pierre Poilievre would eliminate the green fund

Adrian Wyld The Canadian Press “There will be more debt, more inflation, more interest and more taxes,” launched Pierre Poilievre, asserting to many times that Tuesday's economic update made “no common sense.”

A few days before COP28 in Dubai, Pierre Poilievre has clarified his intentions for the environment if he becomes Prime Minister of the country. “We are going to cancel the green fund, which is full of waste and corruption,” he told reporters in Ottawa on Wednesday morning.

The leader of the Conservative Party of Canada announced the government programs he would cut to eliminate the federal government's deficits, the day after the fall economic statement delivered by Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland. The deficit should amount to $23.8 billion in 2027-2028, Ottawa now estimates, which rather estimated it at $14 billion last March, or around ten billion dollars less.

The Sustainable Development Technologies Canada (SDTC) foundation's mission is to promote the development of green technologies in Canadian SMEs. It had the mandate to distribute a billion dollars in federal money between 2021 and 2026. SDTC has recently been the subject of denunciations from former employees regarding the management of this funding and its management of human resources. Some of its activities are temporarily suspended.

The Leader of the Opposition in Ottawa also said he would eliminate the Canada Infrastructure Bank (CIB) and the ArriveCan application, which was used to record proof of vaccination for all travelers wishing to enter or return to Canada during the pandemic.

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“There will be more debt, more inflation, more interest and more taxes,” launched Mr. Poilievre, asserting to numerous times that Tuesday's economic update made “no common sense”. On Tuesday, he called Minister Freeland's speech “disgusting.”

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, for his part, justified this projected increase in the national debt, explaining that his government was investing “in things that will create economic growth”, such as the Northvolt and Volkswagen battery factories. Asked whether his government was spending too much, Mr. Trudeau said that “those are the kinds of things that are essential.” “We are on a responsible path and we are helping Canadians. This is what people want,” he argued.

Foreign workers


Pierre Poilievre also did not mince his words Wednesday morning regarding foreign workers who must participate in the construction of a battery factory in Windsor, Ontario, which is supported by an expected public funding of $15 billion. Windsor police said they expect about 1,600 South Korean workers to arrive in the community next year to take part in the construction.

'It's a scandal' , declared the Conservative leader. “I ask the Prime Minister to publish the contract to find out how many foreign workers will be financed by taxpayers who can no longer feed themselves. » He also calls for no public funding to be granted to foreign workers.

In recent weeks, Mr. Poilievre has also called for the total abandonment of the carbon tax, after that the Prime Minister had exempted oil heating from this measure.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116