It’s not clear when the next federal election will be. But, whenever it is, the Conservative Party is ready to go.
That from Hastings-Lennox and Addington MP Shelby Kramp-Neuman, upon her return from the party’s weekend convention in Quebec City.
She said the party approved policies that will form the platform for the next election.
She says the party is focusing on policies that address cost of living. She’s particularly proud that the Tories plan to completely scrap the carbon tax, which she says, is built into gas prices.
“The phrase is ‘axe the tax’ and it couldn’t be truer,” she says. “I feel the carbon tax is divisive; it’s a punishing policy for rural Canadians who don’t have access to public transit. If we’re taking our kids to sports or art, or just getting to work [it’s unfair]. A lot of people are travelling to go to work and not working in their hometown. It’s a struggle for real Canadians.”
She adds that the government should address climate change, but she feels the carbon tax doesn’t achieve that goal, because, in her view, it does not reduce emissions.