New Democrats Release Report On C-38 Public Hearings

OTTAWA – After numerous public consultations, New Democrats are tabling a final report that highlights concerned Canadians speaking out against the Conservative Trojan Horse budget. 

“The response has been overwhelming,” said NDP Finance Critic, Peggy Nash.  “Canadians expressed outrage as the Conservatives undermine the democratic process by forcing through a range of cuts without proper debate. These include cuts to environmental protection, pensions, government accountability and health care. We have listened, and we are ready for a fight.”

In addition to concerns from everyday Canadians, the report contains feedback about the budget from experts in various fields.  “We heard from professors, scientists, professionals and industry experts,” said NDP Deputy Finance Critic, Guy Caron.  “From working families to our country’s top experts, Canadians everywhere are extremely worried about the consequences of this budget. We will continue our duty as the Official Opposition and fight this government’s bad budget bill every step of the way.”

The report on the NDP’s budget hearings is available on our website: http://www.ndp.ca/hhSvh

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For more information, please contact:

Marc-André Viau, Lead Caucus Press Secretary, 613-295-9228 or Marc-Andre.Viau@parl.gc.ca