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.”

Liberal MPs Filibuster to Protect Top ArriveScam Consultants from Committee Investigation

Liberal MPs Filibuster to Protect Top ArriveScam Consultants from Committee Investigation

Ottawa, ON – Michael Barrett, Conservative Shadow Minister for Ethics and Accountable Government, released the following statement on the Liberals’ filibuster to protect an ArriveScam contractor from having to testify in Parliament:

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Trudeau Liberals Failing to Deliver Weapons to Ukraine

Trudeau Liberals Failing to Deliver Weapons to Ukraine

Ottawa, ON – The Hon. Michael Chong, Conservative Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs, and James Bezan, Conservative Shadow Minister for National Defence, issued the following statement in response to recent government announcements regarding Ukraine: 

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