BUDGET DOESN’T DELIVER RESULTS FOR VICTORIA

VICTORIA – The Conservative budget doesn’t deliver results for people here in Victoria, according to Murray Rankin, the Member of Parliament for Victoria.

“The Conservatives promised to focus on jobs, but instead, they’re continuing with job-killing austerity measures. People here in Victoria tell me they’re looking for investments in front line services, transit and housing. This budget just doesn’t deliver. It doesn’t even mention Victoria,” said Rankin.

The Conservatives took no action to reverse reckless cuts that are affecting families here in Victoria.  Further, reduction in healthcare transfers will affect all Canadians from coast to coast.

 The NDP also reminded that last year, Conservatives predicted economic growth that never came – overestimating growth figures by over 35% and failing to contain the current account deficit – which has now reached $67 billion.

“We need a budget that gets results for real people,” said Rankin. “While this government continues to ignore the needs of the people in my riding, I won’t. New Democrats are standing up for Victoria.”