MP Zimmer Statement on His Reaction to the 2023-2024 Federal Budget

OTTAWA – Bob Zimmer, Member of Parliament for Prince George-Peace River-Northern Rockies, and Shadow Minister for Northern Affairs and Arctic Sovereignty; Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency, released the following statement regarding his reaction to the 2023-2024 Federal Budget:

“The Trudeau government’s 2023 out of control ‘spend more and tax more’ Federal Budget leaves hard-working Canadians with more debt and little to show for it.

“Time and time again, this government makes expensive promises it doesn’t keep, recklessly spends taxpayer money, and then asks Canadians to pay more. Unsurprisingly, this government is doing that again, as the deficit is projected to be a whopping $40.1 billion this year alone and continues well into the future.

“Spending will be placed on the backs of hard-working Canadians, who have been skipping meals to afford their heating bills.

“This budget also fails to deliver for Prince George-Peace River-Northern Rockies as no meaningful action was announced to replace aging infrastructure, such as the Taylor Bridge, or to counter downturns in our natural resource sector. There is endless potential for Canada’s northern energy industry to provide prosperity for ALL Canadians, but Justin Trudeau insists on continuing his ‘war on energy.’

“I will be voting against the proposed budget as it continues to raise taxes, spends taxpayer dollars like never before, while providing little to no benefit to northerners.

“My Conservative colleagues and I will continue to hold Justin Trudeau accountable for raising the cost of living on hard-working Canadians while fighting to lower taxes, removing the gatekeepers and ending deficit spending that is driving up inflation.”


For more information:

Office of Bob Zimmer, MP

(613) 947-4524