Bernier promises balanced budget, pipelines in central Alberta campaign stop
It’s amazing how the only one standing up for Alberta on a federal level is the PPC and yet the media “local” media will single out one image taken at an event with hundreds of community members and hundreds of photos taken. I’m proud to stand up for Alberta and the PPC is the only party ready and willing to make Alberta great again. We had great community support in Red Deer and we thank for showing your support.
Angie Mellen, CTV News Red Deer – Maxime Bernier, the People’s Party of Canada leader, continued his Alberta tour Thursday with stops in Red Deer and Ponoka.
With “build that pipe” chants in Red Deer, Bernier promised he would use the constitution to speed up the Trans Mountain expansion.
“Politicians don’t have the courage to use the constitution,” Bernier said. “It’s easy. You pass the legislation, you just say, ‘This pipeline is in the national interest of our country.’ You pass the legislation, you have full authority and nobody can stop you from the court.”
The party leader also vowed to balance the budget in two years by cutting funding in several areas, such as business subsidies and the CBC.
“The federal government is giving $5 billion to corporations, subsidies, we don’t need that,” Bernier said. “It is unfair, it is unfair to tax a small business…and giving that to SNC Lavalin or Bombardier or GM.”
“We can save money by transforming the CBC like PBS. It’s easy because we know what reforms we can do.”
On climate change, Bernier admitted it “is always changing,” but questioned whether that is caused by human activity.