MP Report: We Need Action on the Economy
September 27th, 2012 - 4:07pm
Our caucus has called for concrete action on the economy.
As Parliament sits this fall it is clear that the economy will be a major focus.
The economic recovery is fragile at best. There is a very real concern that we are endangering the still fragile recovery with the federal government's reckless cuts to the services which Canadians rely on.
What is the current situation with the economy?
Hundreds of thousands of manufacturing jobs have disappeared, the trade deficit has increased to $50 billion, and household debt has reached record levels
We have stated clearly that the federal government must change its strategy and work with the other levels of government to create a balanced economy for the 21st century.
Our caucus tabled a motion in the House to keep the government accountabe on the economy. It stated:
That this House acknowledge that the Canadian economy is facing unprecedented risk and uncertainty; recognize that many regions and industries across Canada have already suffered significant job losses in recent years; urge all levels of government to work together to build a balanced, 21st century Canadian economy; and insist that Canada's Prime Minister meet with his counterparts in Halifax this November at the National Economic Summit being held by the Council of the Federation
It is time the government work with the provinces and all Canadians to take action on the economy.