Mr. Speaker, the Prime Minister continues to fail and Canadians are paying for it.
In a recent survey, half of Canadians admit they are having trouble making their household budget stretch to the end of each month. It is no wonder.
Under the Prime Minister, 2018 finished with worker unemployment and participation rates down, wages flat and household debt climbing. Amid talk of a looming recession, and as layoffs and plant closures are announced in our energy and auto sectors, it is clear that the Prime Minister has turned his back on workers.
Worse, the only thing going up for Canadians this year is taxes. The Prime Minister, who does not worry about money, is happy to let Canadians pay for his mistakes. Payroll taxes are up. The Prime Minister's carbon tax is driving up the cost of fuel and home heating, and Liberal taxes will go even higher if given the chance again.
Canadians will have a choice this year. They can stop paying for Liberal mistakes and choose Conservative leadership to get ahead.