In 2006, the Conservative government inherited the strongest economy of the recent history of Canada. The projection of $100 billion of federal financial flexibility to the end of the decade existed to further reduce debt, decrease income taxes, to invest in social programs and provide financial capabilities for unexpected events or natural catastrophes.
In May 2006, the budget figures indicated that there would have been a $17.4 billion surplus if the Conservatives had not intervened.
In 2006, the Conservative government reduced the GST to 6%, while spending has increased by $40 billion in just over 2 years. Presently, Canada’s debt has increased by $56 billion making Mr. Harper the “biggest” spending Prime Minister in Canada’s history.
Fluctuating world interest rates expose the Canadian government and Canada’s economic stability to substantial risk.
The Conservative fiscal update of November 2006 claimed they would repay the debt in 15 years yet the national debt continues to increase.
That the Liberal Party of Canada commit to a strategy to reduce the national debt over a calculated timeframe.
That the Liberal Party of Canada continues with the Liberal record of fiscal responsibility.
Liberal Party of Canada (Manitoba)
The National Policy and Electoral Platform (NPEP) Committee had initiated a review of the current policy process prior to the Spring 2011 federal elections. Part of this review was a pilot exercise for a new resolution format.
The Liberal Party of Canada (Manitoba) Association has piloted a new resolution format based on feedback from previous policy conventions. Your comments on this new format will be greatly appreciated and should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “new resolution format”.