Justin Trudeau Must Come Clean About Electric Vehicle Battery Plant Deals

Ottawa, ON – Rick Perkins, Conservative Shadow Minister for Innovation, Science and Industry, issued the following statement regarding the Parliamentary Budget Officer’s new report on electric vehicle battery plants and allegations of using temporary foreign workers instead of Canadians to work at the plants:

 “Today we learned that the multibillion-dollar subsidy to Stellantis may be funding as many as 1600 jobs that won’t be going to Canadians, but to foreign workers instead, despite the Prime Minister’s promises of jobs for Canadians. This is not acceptable.

 “Justin Trudeau has also been hiding the details of the massive corporate subsidies he gave to electric vehicle battery plants for months, but the Parliamentary Budget Officer let us know today that the costs are much higher than the Prime Minister has been letting on.

 “According to the PBO, Canadians’ subsidy to the three battery manufacturers may be as large as $43.6 billion, almost $6 billion dollars more than the government told Canadians. These massive overruns are happening before these large projects have even gotten off the ground.

 “The Prime Minister must do two things. First, he must come clean and release the contracts he signed with Stellantis, Volkswagen, and Northvolt so that taxpayers can know how much money they are on the hook for and what provisions have been secured to actually ensure that there are good, long-term jobs for Canadians. Second, he must guarantee that Canadian tax dollars won’t fund jobs unless they are for Canadian workers. 

 “Common Sense Conservatives will ensure Canadians’ tax dollars are used wisely, and that new jobs in Canada are exclusively for Canadians.”

Trudeau’s Housing Minister Admits That Not A Single Home Has Been Built Despite Endless Photo-Ops

Trudeau’s Housing Minister Admits That Not A Single Home Has Been Built Despite Endless Photo-Ops

Ottawa, ON – After eight years of Justin Trudeau, Canadians are living in a housing hell. In 2022, Canada built fewer homes than we did in 1972 when the population was half of what it is today. As a direct consequence of the Liberals’ inability to get enough houses built, average asking rents for all residential property reached a record high of $2,178 in December, while the cost of a downpayment has doubled since Trudeau became Prime Minister.

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Cascades Is Another Casualty of Justin Trudeau’s Policies

Cascades Is Another Casualty of Justin Trudeau’s Policies

Belleville, ON – Ryan Williams, Common Sense Conservative Member of Parliament for the Bay of Quinte, released the following statement after Cascades Containerboard Packaging in the Bay of Quinte announced that they would be closing their plants in Belleville and Quinte West, leaving 250 Canadians out of work.

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