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Andrew Scheer on the campaign trail | Day 6


FEDERAL ELECTION WILL COME DOWN TO. WHO DO YOU TRUST TO LEAVE MORE MONEY IN YOUR POCK SOCIETY YOU AND YOUR FAMILY CAN GET AHEAD?>>Interpreter: THIS IS WHAT THE FEDERAL ELECTION IS ALL ABOUT THIS YEAR. WHO DO YOU TRUST TO PUT MORE MONEY IN YOUR POCKETS SO THAT YOU AND YOUR FAMILY CAN GET AHEAD.>>ONE OF FIRST THINGS THE TRUDEAU LIBERALS DID FOUR YEARS AGO IS ELIMINATE TAX CREDITS FOR FAMILIES. HE TOOK AWAY THE PUBLIC TRANSIT CREDIT AND HE TOOK AWAY IMPORTANT SUPPORT THE PARENTS NEED. WHY? BECAUSE AT TEND OF THE DAY, JUSTIN TRUDEAU THINKS HE CAN SPEND YOUR MONEY BETTER THAN YOU. WE ALL KNOW THAT HIS POOR JUDGMENT LEADS HIM TO SPEND MONEY ON THINGS WE DON’T NEED. THEN HE STICKS YOU WITH THE BILL. OVER THE COURSE OF THIS CAMPAIGN, TRUDEAU IS GOING TO MAKE A BUNCH OF BIK SPENDING PROMISES. BUT HE’S ALREADY PROVEN HE CAN’T BE TRUSTED ON THE THINGS THAT TRULY MATTER TO FAMILIES. IF HE IS REELECTED, HIS ENDLESS DEFICITS WILL FORCE HIM TO RAISE TAXES EVEN HIGHER. HIS CARBON TAX WILL GO UP AND MAKE GAS, GROCERIES AND HOME HEATING EVEN MORE EXPENSIVE. UP TO $2,000 MORE EXPENSIVE PER YEAR, PER FAMILY. HIS DEBT WILL CONSUME PUBLIC SERVICES LIKE EDUCATION AND HEALTH CARE AND HIS POOR JUDGMENT WILL LEAD TO MORE SCANDAL AT HOME AND MORE WEAKNESS ABROAD. I HAVE A POSITIVE VISION FOR CANADA AND A PLAN FOR ALL CANADIANS TO GET AHEAD. A NEW CONSERVATIVE GOVERNMENT WILL LIVE WITHIN OUR MEANS SO WE CAN LOWER YOUR TAXES TO PUT MORE MONEY INTO YOUR POCKETS FOR YOU, FOR YOUR KIDS AND FOR YOUR RETIREMENT. AND OVER THE COMING WEEKS, WE’LL PROPOSE NEW, CONCRETE MEASURES TO RELIEVE THE PRESSURE AND EASE THE BURDENS THAT FAMILIES FACE EVERY DAY. JUST YESTERDAY, I ANNOUNCED THAT A NEW CONSERVATIVE GOVERNMENT WILL CUT INCOME TAXES FOR EVERY CANADIAN. THE UNIVERSAL TAX CREDIT, THE UNIVERSAL TAX CUT WILL SAVE A TYPICAL TWO-INCOME FAMILY WITH AVERAGE SALARIES $850 A YEAR. THAT’S $850 BACK INTO YOUR POCKET EACH AND EVERY YEAR. I HAVE A PLAN FOR ALL CANADIANS TO GET AHEAD. A PLAN FOR YOU AND YOUR KIDS TO HAVE THE LIFE YOU’VE BEEN WORKING SO HARD FOR. NOW I’M A DAD TO FIVE EXCEPTIONAL KIDS. MY WIFE JILL AND I KNOW FIRSTHAND THAT WHEN FAMILIES GROW, SO DO THE EXTENSES THAT COME ALONG WITH IT. AND MY PLAN IS FOCUSED ON HELPING THOSE HARD-WORKING MOMS AND DADS WHO JUST WANT TO GIVE THEIR KIDS THE BEST LIFE THEY CAN. WHETHER IT’S HOCKEY PROGRAMMES OR DANCE LESSONS, BASKETBALL OR SOCCER. WHETHER IT’S PIANOLESS SONS, MUSICAL THEATRE A LITTLE EXTRA HELP WITH MATH, SCIENCE OR STUDYING A SECOND LANGUAGE. EVERY PARENT WANTS TO GIVE THEIR KID A CHANCE TO GET AHEAD. [SPEAKING FRENCH].>>Interpreter: WHETHER IT IS FOR HOCKEY OR BASKETBALL OR SOCCER, WHETHER IT’S PIANOLESS SONS OR THEATRE, OR A LITTLE BIT OF HELP WITH MATH, SCIENCE OR LEARNING A NEW LANGUAGE, ALL PARENTS WANT TO GIVE THEIR CHILDREN A CHANCE TO SUCCEED IN LIFE.>>HAVING CHILDREN IS A BLESSING BUT GIVING KIDS THE CHANCE TO PLAY A SPORT, LEARN AN INSTRUMENT OR WORK WITH A TUTOR IS BEYOND THE FINANCIAL MEANS OF MANY CANADIAN FAMILIES. THAT IS WHY I’M SO PROUD TODAY TO ANNOUNCE THAT, AS PRIME MINISTER, I WILL INTRODUCE THE CHILDREN’S FITNESS TAX CREDIT THAT WILL ALLOW PARENTS TO CLAIM UP TO $1,000 PER CHILD PER YEAR? FOR FITNESS AND SPORTS-RELATED EXPENSE. WE’LL MAKE THAT CREDIT REFUNDABLE SO LOWER-INCOME FAMILIES BENEFIT MOST. AND PARENTS OF CHILDREN LIVING WITH DISABILITIES WILL BE ABLE TO CLAIM AN ADDITIONAL $500. BUT WE WON’T STOP THERE. A NEW CONSERVATIVE GOVERNMENT WILL INTRODUCE THE CHILDREN’S ARTS AND LEARNING TAX CREDIT FOR PARENTS TO CLAIM UP TO $500 PER CHILD FOR ARTS PROGRAMMES, EXPENSES OR FOR OTHER EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES OUTSIDE OF SCHOOL. THIS CREDIT WILL ALSO BE REFUNDABLE. [SPEAKING FRENCH].>>Interpreter: I AM PROUD TO ANNOUNCE TODAY THAT, AS PRIME MINISTER, I WILL INTRODUCE THE CHILDREN’S FITNESS TAX CREDIT UNDER WHICH FAMILIES CAN DEDUKTSZ $1,000 PER CHILD PER YEAR FOR SPORTS AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES. THIS TAX CREDIT WILL BE REFUNDABLE SO THAT FAMILIES WILL BENEFIT MOST. AND THE PARENTS OF CHILDREN WITH A DISABILITIES WILL BE ABLE TO CLAIM AN ADDITIONAL AMOUNT OF $500 PER CHILD. A NEW CONSERVATIVE GOVERNMENT WILL ALSO INTRODUCE THE ARTS AND LEARNING TAX CREDIT TO ALLOW PARENTS TO DEDUCT UP TO $500 PER CHILD FOR EXPENSES ASSOCIATED WITH THE ARTISTIC ACTIVITIES OF THEIR CHILDREN. OR OTHER EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES OUTSIDE SCHOOL. THAT CREDIT WILL ALSO BE REFUNDABLE.>>IN YOU CHOOSE LANGUAGELESS SONS OR MATH TUTORING, THIS CREDIT WILL APPLY TO THOSE ACTIVITIES, TOO. AND PARENTS OF CHILDREN LIVING WITH DISABILITIES WILL BE ABLE TO CLAIM DOUBLE AMOUNT UP TO $1,000 PER CHILD PER YEAR. EVERY SINGLE FAMILY WITH CHILDREN6 OR UNDER WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR THESE NEW CREDITS. THIS WILL HELP PARENTS ENSURE THAT IF THEIR CHILD NEEDS A LITTLE BIT OF EXTRA HELP TO SUCCEED AT SCHOOL, THEY CAN GET THAT HELP. IF THEIR CHILD WANDS TO LEARN AN INSTRUMENT OR TAKE AN ART CLASS, PARENTS CAN GIVE THEM THAT CHANCE AS WELL. AND IF A CHILD WANTS TO BE ACTIVE, TRY A NEW SPORT OR PLAY ON A TEAM, PARENTS CAN PROVIDE THEM THAT OPPORTUNITY AS WELL. JUSTIN TRUDEAU’S SPENT THE LAST FOUR YEARS FIGHTING FOR HIS BILLIONAIRE FRIENDS AND HIS POWERFUL CONNECTIONS. I’M RUNNING TO BE PRIME MINISTER FOR ALL CANADIANS WHO JUST NEED A BREAK. THE PEOPLE WHO ARE DOING THE RIGHT THING, GETTING AN EDUCATION, GETTING A GOOD JOB, WORKING HARD, PAYING THEIR BILLS ON TIME. BUT WHO STILL CAN’T SEEM TO GET ANEDS LIFE. THE PARENTS WHO SIT AROUND THE DINNER TABLE CRUNCHING THE NUMBERS TO FIGURE OUT HOW THEY WILL MAKE IT TO TEND OF THE MONTH LIKE MY PARENTS OFTEN DID. THAT IS WHO I’M FIGHTING FOR AND THAT IS WHO A NEW CONSERVATIVE GOVERNMENT THIS FALL WILL GOVERN FOR. [SPEAKING FRENCH].>>Interpreter: I’M RUNNING TO BE THE PRIME MINISTER OF ALL CANADIANS WHO WANT ASSISTANCE TO GET AHEAD. FOR THOSE PEOPLE WHO DO THE RIGHT THINGS, LIKE STUDY, GET A GOOD JOB, PAY THEIR BILLS ON TIME. BUT JUST CAN’T GET AHEAD. FOR THOSE PARENTS SITTING AROUND THE KITCHEN TABLE WHO ARE DOING THEIR CALCULATIONS TO SEE HOW THEY CAN MAKE ENDS MEET. AS MY PARENTS OFTEN DID. I’M FIGHTING FOR THEM AND A NEW CONSERVATIVE GOVERNMENT WILL GOVERN FOR THEM.>>AND THE CHOICE IS CLEAR — BETWEEN A PRIME MINISTER WHO WILL MAKE LIFE MORE EXPENSIVE AND A PRIME MINISTER THAT WILL HELP YOU GET AHEAD. WHERE JUSTIN TRUDEAU WILL USE THE POWER OF HIS OFFICE TO REWARD HIS FRIENDS AND PUNISH HIS ENEMIES, I WILL UPHOLD THE RULE OF LAW AND BRING “E.T.” ININGSES AND INTEGRITY BACK TO GOVERNMENT AND SHINE A LIGHT ON HIS SCANDAL AND CORRUPTION. WHERE HE WILL SAY NO TO THE DREAMS AND ASPIRATIONS OF CANADIANS, I WILL SAY YES. AND WHERE HE WILL COST YOU MORE AND MAKE YOUR LIFE MORE EXPENSIVE, I WILL RUN A GOVERNMENT THAT LIVES WITHIN ITS MEANS BECAUSE I HAVE A PLAN TO PUT MORE MONEY IN YOUR POCKETS SO YOU CAN GET AHEAD. OUR FAMILY-FRIENDLY TAX CREDITS FOR FITNESS, ARTS AND LEARNING ARE PART OF HELPING YOUNG FAMILIES GET AHEAD AND THEY’RE PART OF MY POSITIVE CONSERVATIVE VISION FOR CANADA AND THAT IS WHAT I’M OFFERING TO CANADIANS ON OCTOBER 21. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. MERCI BEAUCOUP.>>Reporter: YOU’VE CRITICIZED THE LIBERAL GOVERNMENT FOR RUNNING DEFICITS. THE LARGE INCOME TAX CUT YOU ANNOUNCED YESTERDAY COULD MAKE IT EVEN LARGER. WHAT ELSE WILL YOU NOT BE SPENDING MONEY ON?>>WELL, AS I INDICATED, WE WILL BE GETTING BACK TO BALANCED BUDGET OVER A RESPONSIBLE PERIOD OF TIME. THAT IS GOING TO BE OVER THE FIVE-YEAR TIME PERIOD. WE WILL DO THAT AND SHOW CANADIANS HOW WE GET BACK TO BALANCED BUDGETS DURING THIS CAMPAIGN. IT’S INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT THAT WE DO THAT. WE KNOW THAT MASSIVE DEFICITS FOR YEARS AND YEARS AND YEARS THREATEN SOCIAL PROGRAMMES. IT MEANS MORE AND MORE OF THE TAX DOLLARS OF CANADIANS ARE GOING TO PAY THE INTEREST ON THAT DEBT. THAT IS WHY WE HAVE TO GET BACK TO BALANCED BUDGETS AND WE WILL BE SHOWING CANADIANS EXACTLY HOW WE’LL BE DOING THAT.>>Reporter: THE LIBERAL WAR ROOM IS RUNNING ATTACK AFTER ATTACK. HOW DO YOU THINK YOUR TEAM HAS HANDLED THAT SO FAR? AND IS YOUR PLAN OF RUNNING A POSITIVE CAMPAIGN WORKING?>>I BELIEVE THAT WHEN CANADIANS SEE WHAT EACH PARTY IS FOCUSED ON, THEY WILL SEE THAT THE CONSERVATIVE PARTY IS FOCUSED ON CONCRETE MEASURES, TO MAKE LIFE MORE AFFORDABLE AND HELP THEM GET AHEAD. IF THE LIBERALS WANT TO FOCUS ON THESE TYPES OF ATTACKS, I WILL SAY THAT THE CANDIDATE THAT I’M MOST CONCERNED ABOUT IS THE LIBERAL CANDIDATE FOR PAPINEAU. SOMEONE WHO’S BROKEN ETHICS LAWS TWICE, WHO HAS INVITE ADD TERRORIST ALONG THE A STATE EVENT, PICTURED WITH JOSHUA BOYLE AND WHO HAS BLOCKED ATTEMPTS OF THE RCMP TO GET TO THE BOTTOM OF THE SNC-LAVALIN SCANDAL. THAT CANDIDATE WOULD NEVER PASS CONSERVATIVE VETTING. [SPEAKING FRENCH]. [SPEAKING FRENCH].>>Interpreter: AND WHO HAS BEEN BLOCKING THE RCMP FROM INVESTIGATING POTENTIAL OBSTRUCTION. SO THIS IS A CANDIDATE WHO WOULD NEVER HAVE COME THROUGH THE CONSERVATIVE VETING PROCESS. MR. SCHEER, THE ATTACK ON OIL FACILITIES HAS CAUSED A LOT OF INSTABILITY. OBVIOUSLY THIS WILL HAVE AN IMPACT AT THE PUMP. WHAT COULD YOUR GOVERNMENT DO TO HELP WITH THAT? THE SITUATION IN SAUDI ARABIA SHOWS JUST HOW IMPORTANT IT IS TO BE ENERGY INDEPENDENT AND THE ONLY SOLUTION REALLY IS TO HAVE A PROPER ENERGY CORRIDOR SO THAT WE CAN MOVE OIL FROM THE WEST TO THE EAST OF CANADA AND GET RID OF FOREIGN OIL AND I’M THE ONLY CANDIDATE RUNNING FOR PRIME MINISTER WHO WILL DO THAT. YES, MR. SCHEER, THAT AREN’T MANY FACILITIES IN EASTERN CANADA TO REFINE CRUDE OIL. SO, HOW CAN THAT BE CONSIDERED A SOLUTION? WE WON’T BE MORE INDEPENDENTS. THAT IS THE IDEA. THE IDEA IS TO BE INDEPENDENT IN TERMS OF OUR ENERGY. AND THIS IS A VISION FOR CANADA WITH THE ENERGY CORRIDOR. AT THE SAME TIME, WE’LL HAVE A SHORT-TERM ACTION PLAN TO ENSURE THAT PIPELINES CAN BE BUILT AND AT THE SAME TIME, THE ENERGY CORRIDOR WILL ALLOW QUEBEC TO SHARE ITS HYDRO ELECTRICITY WITH THE OTHER PROVINCES. I HAVE TO SAY THAT JUSTIN TRUDEAU’S SOLUTION IS TO IMPOSE A CARBON TAX THAT WILL MAKE GAS EVEN MORE EXPENSIVE AND WHEN HE’S QUESTIONED, HE SAYS THAT HIGHER PRICES FOR GAS ARE EXACTLY WHAT HE’S LOOKING FOR. NOW THE CONSERVATIVES WANT TO MAKE LIFE MORE AFFORDABLE. AND WE’LL HAVE A SYSTEM IN PLACE THAT ALLOWS WESTERN OIL TO REACH THE EASTERN PART OF THE COUNTRY AND WE WON’T NEED FOREIGN OIL. WE WILL BE LESS DEPENDENT ON OIL FROM SAUDI ARABIA. WHAT IF WE CAN’T REFINE IT IN CANADA? THERE ARE REFINERIES IN EASTERN CANADA AND THERE IS A PLAN TO EXPAND THOSE REFINERIES. SO, YES, IT WILL TAKE SOME TIME. BUT IF WE DON’T GET STARTED IMMEDIATELY, WI WILL CONTINUE TO DEPEND ON SAUDI ARABIA FOR YEARS TO COME.>>OBVIOUSLY THIS SITUATION IN GEORGIAN BAY CLEARLY SHOWS THE NEED OF CANADA TO BE INDEPENDENT OF FOREIGN ENERGY AND THAT IS THE PRINCIPLE BEHIND MY NATIONAL ENERGY CORRIDOR. ALLOWING TRANSPORT OF CANADIAN ENERGY FROM WESTERN CANADA TO EASTERN CANADA AND ALSO GIVES QUEBEC THE OPPORTUNITY TO SHARE ITS HYDRO ELECTRICITY WITH OTHER PROVINCES AS WELL. AND I’M THE ONLY CANDIDATE FOR PRIME MINISTER WHO HAS A PLAN TO GET THAT DONE.>>Reporter: GOOD MORNING, MR. SCHEER. THERE ARE SOME YOUNG PEOPLE ON PARLIAMENT HILL AND ACROSS THE COUNTRY TODAY. THEY’RE SAYING THAT THEY ARE MAKING A PLEDGE THAT THEY WILL NOT HAVE CHILDREN BECAUSE THEY ARE SO CONCERNED ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE AND WILL NOT HAVE CHILDREN UNTIL THEY SEE PROPER ACTION TO THE GOVERNMENT. WHAT DO YOU SAY TO THOSE PEOPLE WHO WON’T HAVE CHILDREN.>>OBVIOUSLY SOMEONE WHO HAS FIVE CHILDREN, I BELIEVE CHILDREN ARE A GREAT BLESSING AND THEY’RE THE FUTURE OF OUR COUNTRY AND THE FUTURE OF OUR SOCIETY. I WILL SAY TO ANYONE WHO’S CONCERNED ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE AND CANADA’S GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT IS THAT WE ARE THE ONLY PARTIS WITH A REAL PLAN FOR THE ENVIRONMENT. WE HAVE CONCRETE PROPOSAL THATS WILL REDUCE CANADA’S CO2 EMISSIONS, TAKE CLIMATE CHANGE FIGHT GLOBAL AND PUT MONEY BACK IN THE POCKETS OF CANADIANS. UNDER JUSTIN TRUDEAU’S PLAN, EVERYTHING IS GETTING MORE EXPENSIVE AND WE’RE FALLING FURTHER AND FURTHER BEHIND OUR TARGETS SO I UNDERSTAND THEY WOULD BE FRUSTRATED WITH THIS LIBERAL GOVERNMENT.>>Reporter: AU FRANÇOIS?>>Interpreter: YES. AS THE FATHER OF FIVE CHILDREN, I BELIEVE THAT CHILDREN ARE A BLESSING AND I CAN UNDERSTAND PEOPLE’S FRUSTRATION WHEN THEY LOOK AT JUSTIN TRUDEAU AND SEE THAT CANADA IS FALLING FURTHER BEHIND IN TERMS OF OUR TARGETS. AND WE’RE THE ONLY PARTY WITH A REAL PLAN FOR THE ENVIRONMENT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE ADDRESS CLIMATE CHANGE IN A GLOBAL CONTEXT, PUTTING MORE MONEY BACK IN THE POCKETS OF CANADIANS WITH THE HOME RENOVATION TAX CREDIT. SO I UNDERSTAND THAT FRUSTRATION. BUT I THINK IT’S IMPORTANT TO SAY THAT CHILDREN ARE A GOOD THING.>>Reporter: SECOND TIME SO FAR THAT YOU’VE ANNOUNCED YOU’RE RESURRECTING A TAX CREDIT THAT THE FORMER GOVERNMENT HAD IN PLACE. WHEN THOSE WERE CANCELED, THE LIBERALS SAID THAT THEY WERE DOING IT IN PART TO INCREASE THE CHILD CANADA BENEFIT WHICH YOU SAY YOU EAR GOING TO MAINTAIN AND THAT WAS THEIR CHOICE. WHAT CHOICE ARE YOU GOING TO MAKE IN TERMS OF BALANCING THE BUDGET AND HOW MANY MORE TAX CREDITS WILL YOU BE RESURRECTING?>>THROUGHOUT THE REST OF THIS CAMPAIGN, WE WILL BE PROPOSING NEW IDEAS. HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF CANADIAN FAMILIES APPRECIATED THE EXTRA HELP WITH PAYING FOR KIDS ACTIVITIES. THAT IS WHY THEY WERE SO DISAPPOINTED WHEN JUSTIN TRUDEAU CANCELED THEM. AND, AGAIN, IT GOES BACK TO CHOICES. JUSTIN TRUDEAU BELIEVES HE CAN SPEND YOUR MONEY BETTER THAN YOU CAN AND THAT IS WHY HE CANCELED THESE TYPES OF VERY POPULAR TAX CREDITS. WE WILL BE BRINGING THEM BACK. WE WILL ALSO HAVE A FULLY COSTED PLATFORM THAT SHOWS CANADIANS EXACTLY HOW WE’LL GET BACK TO BALANCED BUDGETS AND STILL MAINTAINING INCREASES TO IMPORTANT SERVICES LIKE HEALTH CARE AND EDUCATION. IT IS A QUESTION OF CONTROLING THE RATE OF GROWTH OF GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS AND SOME PHILOSOPHICAL DIFFERENCES. WE DON’T BELIEVE THAT CANADIAN TAX DOLLARS SHOULD BE SENT TO THE ASIAN INFRASTRUCTURE BANK TO BE BUILDING ROADS AND BRIDGES IN OTHER COUNTRIES. [SPEAKING FRENCH].>>Interpreter: YES, IT’S CLEAR THAT TAX CREDITS LIKE THIS WERE VERY POPULAR WITH CANADIAN FAMILIES. THERE ARE HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF CANADIANS THAT BENEFITED FROM THOSE TAX CREDITS. WE WILL BE PROPOSING NEW IDEAS THROUGHOUT THE CAMPAIGN TO LEAVE MORE MONEY IN THE POCKET OF CANADIANS AND WE’LL SHOW CANADIANS HOW WE CAN BALANCE THE BUNLTZ EVEN AS WE MAINTAIN INVESTMENTS IN SOCIAL PROGRAMMES LIKE HEALTH CARE AND EDUCATION.>>Reporter: GOOD MORNING. YOU AND SEVERAL OF YOUR CANDIDATES ARE CLAIMING THAT THE LIBERALS WILL RAISE THE CAPITAL GAINS TAX ON THE SALE OF PRINCIPLE RESIDENCES. THE LIBERALS SAY THIS IS 100% FALSE. WILL YOU STOP MAKING THIS CLAIM AND DIRECT YOUR CANDIDATES WHO ARE ALSO MAKING THIS CLAIM TO DO THE SAME?>>WELL, LET’S KEEP IN MIND JUST BECAUSE JUSTIN TRUDEAU SAYS HE’LL DO SOMETHING DOESN’T MEAN HE’LL DO IT. YOU CAN’T TRUST HIM. HE HAS RAISED TAX ON CANADIAN FAMILIES, EVEN THOUGH HE SAID HE WOULDN’T. SO, WHEN WE SEE THAT THIS IS THE TYPE OF IDEA THAT LIBERALS ARE PROPOSING, I THINK CANADIANS ARE RIGHTLY CONCERNED ABOUT IT. THIS IS — THIS IDEA WAS PUT FORWARD BY HAND-PICKED LIBERAL MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT, SOMEONE VERY CLOSE TO JUSTIN TRUDEAU AND THESE ARE THE IDEAS THAT JUSTIN TRUDEAU WILL NIEMDS MREMENT AFTER THE ELECTION WHEN HE DOESN’T NEED YOUR VOTE, BUT STILL NEEDS YOUR MONEY.>>Reporter: THE LIBERALS ARE SAYING THIS WAS A SUMMARY OF OPINIONS, THAT IT WAS NEVER POLICY PROPOSAL. AND THAT IT WAS NEVER UNDER CONSIDERATION. SO, YOU KNOW, GIVEN THAT ONE OF THEIR OWN CANDIDATES HAS ALSO GONE ON RADIO, THE PARTY SAYS, TO SAY THAT THIS WAS FALSE AND A BAD IDEA, WILL YOU STOP MAKING THE CLAIM THAT THEY’RE GOING TO DO THIS?>>WELL, JUSTIN TRUDEAU HAS LOST ALL CONFIDENCE FROM THE CANADIAN PEOPLE TO TELL THE TRUTH. WHEN HE SAYS HE IS NOT GOING TO DO SOMETHING, PEOPLE JUST CAN’T TRUST HIM. HE SAID HE WOULDN’T RAISE TAX ON THE MIDDLE CLASS. HE DID. HE SAID HE WOULD BALANCE THE BUDGET IN 2019. HE DIDN’T. HE SAID JODY WILSON-RAYBOULD NEVER CAME TO HIM WITH HER CONCERNS. TURNS OUT SHE DID. HE HAS LIED IN THE PAST. HE HAS BROKEN PROMISES AND ONE THING CANADIANS CAN BE SURE OF IS THAT THIS IS THE MINDSET OF LIBERALS. THEY ARE NOT LOOKING FOR WAYS TO PUT MORE MONEY IN THE POCKETS OF CANADIANS. THE IDEAS THAT ARE COMING FROM THEIR CAUCUS AND THAT THEY’RE PUTTING TO WARD ARE ALL ABOUT GETTING NEW REVENUES FROM CANADIANS BECAUSE THEY’RE RUNNING THEE MASSIVE DEFICITS THAT HAVE TO BE PAID BACK AT SOME POINT.>>Reporter: AU FRANÇOIS? OUI.>>Interpreter: YES, IT IS CLEAR THAT THESE ARE THE ONLY THINGS THAT CANADIANS ARE SEEKING TO DO, TO GET MORE MONEY FROM CANADIAN FAMILIES AND WE CANNOT TRUST JUSTIN TRUDEAU. HE HAS TOLD LIES IN THE PAST AND HE WILL CONTINUE TO DO THAT. HE SAID THAT HE WOULD BALANCE THE BUDGET IN 2019. HE DIDN’T DO IT. HE SAID HE WOULD NEVER INCREASE TAXES ON CANADIANS AND HE DID. HE SAID THAT MS. WILSON-RAYBOULD NEVER DISCUSSED HER CONCERNS WITH HIM AND WE NOW KNOW THAT WAS FALSE. HE WILL LIE AND CONTINUE TO SAY THINGS THAT AREN’T TRUE. BUT CANADIANS CAN SEE THAT THIS IS THE ONLY THING THAT THE LIBERALS ARE INTERESTED IN, GETTING MORE MONEY TO DEAL WITH THEIR DEFICIT.>>Reporter: [INAUDIBLE]. NICE TO SEE YOU.>>GOOD TO SEE YOU.>>Reporter: UP UNTIL 2015, THIS WAS CONSIDERED AN ULTRA-SAFE, CONSERVATIVE RIDING AND THEN LOSTS TO THE LITTLE BIT RALGS S. THAT PART OF THE REASON WE’RE SEEING YOU HERE THIS MORNING?>>OF COURSE. YOU KNOW, I’M GOING TO BE GOING ALL ACROSS THE COUNTRY, VISITING RIDINGS THAT WE HELD IN THE PAST, BUT LOST IN 2015. AND I’VE ALREADY HEARD THIS IS NOT — I’VE BEEN TO KELOWNA SEVERAL TIMES SINCE BECOMING LEADER OF THE CONSERVATIVE PARTY AND I’VE HEARD FROM SO MANY PEOPLE WHO SAID THEY VOTED LIBERAL IN 2015 AND THEY REGRET THAT AND NOW THEY’RE VOTING CONSERVATIVE IN 2019. WE’RE VERY OPTIMISTIC. WE ALSO HAVE A SITUATION WHERE THE LOCAL LIBERAL MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT LET SO MANY PEOPLE DOWN. THE SMALL BUSINESS COMMUNITY HERE IN KELOWNA SO SIGH BRAND AND ESSENTIAL TO THE ECONOMIC WELL-BEING OF THE REGION AND WHEN THE LOCAL LIBERAL MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT VOTED IN FAVOUR OF ALL THOSE TAX HIKES ON SMALL BUSINESSES, I HEARD IT DIRECTLY, THEY WERE SO DISAPPOINTED THAT THEIR M.P. WAS NOT STANDING UP FOR THEIR INTERESTS. I THINK PEOPLE ARE LOOKING FOR A CHANGE AT THE LOCAL LEVEL AND PEOPLE ARE LOOKING FOR A CHANGE ON THE NATIONAL LEVEL AS WELL.>>Reporter: I WANT TO PICK UP ON SOMETHING THAT MY COLLEAGUE JUST ASKED YOU ABOUT. YOU’RE KOUSING J*LTS AND THE LIBERALS OF MISLEADING CANADIANS AND, IN SOME CASES, LYING. BUT ARE YOU NOT DOING THE EXACT SAME THING, ACCUSING JUSTIN TRUDEAU OF BY PUSHING THIS LINE ON THE CAPITAL GAINS TAX? IT’S — THEY SAY IT IS NOT TRUE AND IT WAS PART OF A POLICY PROPOSAL. SO, ARE YOU NOT PUTTING A LIE OUT THERE TO CANADIANS?>>THEY’VE SAID A LOT OF THINGS THAT AREN’T TRUE. THEY SAID THEY WOULDN’T DO THINGS THAT THEY ENDED UP DOING AND WOULDN’T DO THINGS THAT THEY WOULD DO THINGS THAT THEY ENDED UP NOT DOING AND THAT IS VERY CLEAR. JUSTIN TRUDEAU’S RUNNING AROUND SPREADING A FEAR AND MISINFORMATION ABOUT OUR CAMPAIGN. I’VE MADE IT VERY CLEAR TO CANADIANS THAT WE’RE GOING TO MAINTAIN INCREASES TO SOCIAL SERVICES LIKE HEALTH CARE AND EDUCATION. HE REFUSES TO ACCEPT THAT. SO WHAT THEY ARE PASSING AROUND POLICY PAPERS AND PUTTING FORWARD IDEAS THAT GIVE A GLIMPSE INTO THE MINDSET OF A GOVERNMENT THAT IS DECEMBER PRATZ FOR NEW REVENUES BECAUSE THEY’RE RUNNING THESE MASSIVE DEFICITS. I THINK CANADIANS HAVE A RIGHT TO KNOW THIS IS THE TYPE OF THING THAT IS CONTEMPLATED.>>Reporter: MY FOLLOW-UP QUESTION IS WHAT YOU HAD TO TELL REPORTERS. YESTERDAY, THE LIBERAL WAR ROOM AGAIN TARGETED TWO OF YOUR CANDIDATES. I REACHED OUT TO YOUR TEAM AND NO ONE’S GOTTEN BACK TO ME. I’M WONDERING, GIVEN THE COMMENTS THAT THEY’VE MADE IN THE PAST, WHETHER IT BE ON SOCIAL MEDIA OR THE PAST COMMENTS, DID THEY APOLOGIZE AND ARE YOU STILL GOING TO STAND BY THEM AND HOW DID THAT CRISIS HAPPEN?>>AS I SAID, OUR PARTY AND ALL OF OUR CANDIDATES ARE COMMITED TO THE RIGHTS OF CANADIANS AND ALL 338 CANDIDATE WILL BE PROPROMOTING A MESSAGE OF INCLUSIVITY AND RESPECT. LET’S TALK ABOUT THE LIBERAL CABINET MEMBER IN PAPINEAU WHO BROKE ELECTIONS RULES TWICE AND BROUGHT A TERRORIST TO A GOVERNMENT FUNCTION AND IS NOW BLOCKING THE RCMP INVESTIGATION INTO THE SNC-LAVALIN AFFAIR. AND I LOOK FORTOWARD TO JUSTIN TRUDEAU’S RESPONSE THAT HE TOOK FAITH GOLDY OUT FOR DRINK. I’D LOVE TO HEAR HIS RESPONSE TO THOSE ALLEGATIONS.>>Reporter: MR. SCHEER, YESTERDAY, TODAY AND I’M ASSUMING YOU WILL BE ANNOUNCING A LOT MORE OF THESE TARGETED TAX CUTS LIKE LAST WEEK WITH THE TRANSIT TAX. EXPERTS HAVE SAID THAT THEY DON’T CHANGE BEHAVIOUR AT ALL. SO, WHY ARE YOU GOING BACK TO THESE?>>WELL, ONE THING THAT WE’RE HEARING FROM CANADIANS THAT LIFE IS GETTING MORE AND MORE EXPENSIVE AND THESE TAX CREDITS DO MAKE LIFE MORE AFFORDABLE. THESE ARE COSTS THAT FAMILY STROS BEAR. CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES ARE THINGS THAT FAMILIS HAVE TO DO AND WANT TO DO. SO THIS IS PART OF OUR AFFORDABLABILITY MESSAGE. LY ALSO POINT OUT TO YOU THAT WITH THINGS LIKE THE PUBLIC TRANSIT TAX CREDIT, WE HAVE STATEMENTS FROM PEOPLE LIKE THE PRESIDENT OF THE TORONTO TRANSIT COMMISSION WHO SAID THAT THIS WILL — ABOUT THE CANCELLATION OF THESE TAX CREDITS HAD ADD NEGATIVE IMPACT ON RIDERSHIP. I’LL ALSO POINT OUT THAT YESTERDAY’S TAX CUT ANNOUNCEMENT IS A UNIVERSAL TAX CUT THAT BENEFITS EVERY SINGLE CANADIAN. IT IS A BROAD-BASED INCOME TAX CUT THAT WILL PROVIDE RELIEF FOR CANADIAN FAMILIES. SO WE’LL HAVE A GREAT PACKAGE OF TAX CUTS THAT INCLUDES SOME TARGETED MEASURES AS WELL AS BROAD-BASED MEASURES AS WELL. FRENCH FREFRNG.>>Interpreter: YES, IT IS CLEAR THAT TAX CREDITS SUCH AS THE ONES WE’RE ANNOUNCING TODAY AND THE ONE LAST WEEK, DO HELP TO MAKE LIFE MORE AFFORDABLE FOR CANADIANS ON ESSENTIAL COSTS. AND THAT IS THE REASON WE DECIDED TO REINTRODUCE THESE TAX CREDITS. BUT I SHOULD ALSO POINT OUT THAT YESTERDAY WE ANNOUNCED A TAX CUT THAT WOULD AFFECT EVERY CANADIAN. IT’S VERY COMPREHENSIVE AND IT WILL LEAVE MORE MONEY IN THE POCKETS OF ALL CANADIANS. AND DURING THIS CAMPAIGN, WE WILL BE INTRODUCING A SUITE OF TAX CUTS WITH A BIG — A GOOD MIX FOR ALL CANADIANS.>>Reporter: [INAUDIBLE] REVENUE AWAY FROM THE GOVERNMENT. AND PROMISING A BALANCED BUDGET. NOW ONE OF MY COLLEAGUES ASKED YOU AND YOU DIDN’T REALLY ANSWER THE QUESTION. OTHER THAN THE ASIAN INFRASTRUCTURE BANK CONTRIBUTION, CAN YOU JUST NAME ONE OTHER PLACE YOU ARE GOING TO CUT TO GET TOT A BALANCED BUDGET?>>WE’LL BE RELEASING OUR FULLY ACCOSTED PLATFORM THAT WILL SHOW EXACTLY HOW WE’LL DO THAT. IN THE COMING DAYS, WE WILL BE MAKING FURTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS OF PHILOSOPHICAL DIFFERENCES THAT WE HAVE WITH THE LIBERAL PARTY AS TO HOW THEY THINK THEY CAN SPEND MONEY BETTER THAN CANADIANS. WE KNOW THAT A DOLLAR LEFT IN THE POCKETS OF A HARD-WORKING CANADIAN IS ALWAYS BETTER SPENT THAN IN THE POCKETS OF POLITICIAN WHO TAXED IT. SO, WE’LL BE MAKING FURTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS ON THAT. BUT ONE THING IS CLEAR — WE WILL LOWER THE COST OF LIVING. PUT MORE MONEY BACK IN THE POCKETS OF CANADIANS WHILE BRINGING US BACK TO BALANCED BUDGETS OVER A RESPONSIBLE PERIOD OF TIME AND MAINTAINING INCREASES IN FUNDING FOR ESSENTIAL SERVICES LIKE HEALTH CARE AND EDUCATION. [SPEAKING FRENCH].>>Interpreter: YES, WE WILL BE MAKING ANNOUNCEMENTS IN THE COMING DAYS. TO EXPLAIN HOW WE WILL BALANCE THE BUDGET AT THE SAME TIME AS WE CUT TAXES. AND INCREASE INVESTMENTS IN CRITICAL PROGRAMMES LIKE HEALTH AND EDUCATION. BUT ONE THING IS CLEAR. THE CONSERVATIVES UNDERSTAND THAT $IS IN THE POCKET OF A TAXPAYER WHO’S WORKING HARD IS BETTER SPENT THAN IN THE HANDS OF A POLITICIAN TAXING IT. THAT IS THE DIFFERENCINGER BETWEEN THE LIBERALS AND THE CONSERVATIVES BUT WE WILL BE DIVULGING OUR COSTED PROGRAMME BEFORE THE ELECTION.>>Reporter: [INAUDIBLE]. THE ASSEMBLY OF FIRST NATIONS NATIONAL CHIEF PERRY BELLEGARDE RECENTLY CALLED ON YOU TO PUBLICLY DISAVOW FROM HARPER’S APPROACH TO INDIGENOUS ISSUES L. -WILL YOU COMMIT TO THIS NOW?>>I HAVE A GREAT WORKING RELATIONSHIP WITH PERRY BELLEGARDE. HE IS FROM MY RIDING OF REGINA-Q’APELLE AND I’VE ALWAYS MADE MYSELF AND MY OFFICE ACCESSIBLE TO HIM I’VE VISITED TO THE A.F.N. TO HEAR CONCERNS DIRECTLY FROM INDIGENOUS CHIEFS ACROSS THE COUNTRY AND CONTINUE TO HAVE THAT TYPE OF POSITIVE, OPEN, WORKING RELATIONSHIP WITH BOTH MR. BELLEGARDE AND INDIGENOUS LEADERS FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE AND ALL PARTS OF THE COUNTRY. [SPEAKING FRENCH].>>Interpreter: YES. I HAVE A PROFESSIONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH MR. BELLEGARDE, A VERY WARM RELATIONSHIP. HE COMES FROM MY OWN RIDING OF REGINA-Q’APELLE AND I’VE HAD MANY MEETINGS WITH HIM AND I ADDRESSED THE ASSEMBLY OF FIRST NATIONS AND I’LL CONTINUE TO HAVE A RELATIONSHIP WITH HIM AND APPROACH ALL THE INDINS NOW LEADERS.>>Reporter: [INAUDIBLE].>>I JUST COMMITTED TO HAVING A POSITIVE WORKING RELATIONSHIP WITH THE INDIGENOUS CHIEFS WHO HAVE CONCERNS. OUR PARTY IS VERY SUPPORTIVE OF MEASURES THAT WOULD IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF LIFE FOR INDIGENOUS CANADIANS BOTH ON AND OFF RESERVE. AND WE’LL DON’T DO THAT. I WILL CONTINUE TO HAVE AN OPEN RELATIONSHIP WITH INDIGENOUS CHIEFS, MAKE MYSELF AVAILABLE PERSONALLY AND MY OFFICE AND, AS PRIME MINISTER, I WILL ABSOLUTELY FOCUS AND CONCENTRATE ON ISSUES THAT ARE IMPORTANT TO INDIGENOUS CANADIANS. THANK YOU VERY MUCH, EVERYONE. MERCI BEAUCOUP.>>Suhana: CONSERVATIVE LEADER ANDREW SCHEER THERE. HE IS IN LAKE COUNTRY, BRITISH COLUMBIA IN THE OKANAGAN VALLEY. AND ANNOUNCING THERE A CHILDREN’S FITNESS TAX CREDIT AND AN ARTS AND LEARNING TAX

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