Superficial Trudeau Solutions Do Not Meet Affordability Crisis

Alshaar Ansari
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Coming from the Trudeau government as a ploy to manipulate voters are these new national school food programs. Though appealing on the surface, this billion-dollar initiative is another example of Canada’s government’s inability to deal with affordable issues faced by Canadian families.

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Consider for instance the carbon tax, which becomes more burdensome year in and out. According to Canadian Taxpayers Federation, an Ontario family will be paying $627 more in carbon taxes than they will get back in rebates only this year.

Hence, while you do not see it directly reflected on your grocery bill, carbon tax has an impact on all parts of supply chain: from farmers to truckers. Further coupled with rising costs of foodstuff and other hikes, families are projected to spend $700 more on foodstuffs this year.

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The federal government of Trudeau is addicted to spending which makes inflationary pressures much worse for families. The federal expenses have gone up by 75% under Justin Trudeau since he was elected with a planned amount of over $450 billion in 2021 fiscal year. Warning about the consequences of excessive government spending for inflation made by Bank of Canada went unheeded; plus most Canadians pressing for fiscal restraint did not make any difference at all for Trudeau.

Today’s families would bear responsibility for this runaway expenditure as well as future generations who face mountainous debts. What they have declared through introducing the national school lunch program is that their only solution is ‘more’. However, there are doubts regarding whether they can deliver on such promises given their history with large-scale initiatives.

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This universal childcare programme at $10 per day has been criticized as unrealistic and underfunded by those who work closest with it like local professionals within the system serving parents and children outside Quebec where childcare organizations are not operated by public bodies so that provincial governments in that case drew up separate approaches worth some additional billions over the next ten years. As a result, this model will cost the treasury over $26 billion by 2026, despite the challenges of meeting demand and creating more childcare spaces.

There is also national dental care at a price tag of $4.4 billion as well as potentially more than $40 billion per year for pharmacare one. The question about how feasible and affordable such grandiose projects should be emerged after all, though those two programmes may sound beneficial.

The chief concern with Trudeau’s commitment to planting 2 billion trees by 2030 is that it seems rather difficult to understand if this initiative of three point two billion dollars would do what it is meant to achieve in reality given industry analysts’ criticism and lack of any updates on progress made so far.

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Instead of flashy announcements and superficial solutions, the federal government should focus on consulting with provinces and implementing effective policies that address the root causes of affordability challenges. It’s time to examine how their approach to spending and taxation has contributed to the worsening situation for families. Until they do so, programs like the national school food initiative will remain inadequate attempts to address the real issues at hand.

Canadians require a government that values responsible economic management while applying sustainable policies. The wastefulness behind Trudeau’s expensive plans need to be questioned; his failed strategies in dealing with affordable problems should also attract attention from all quarters.

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