Kusie Update: January 2024
Message to constituents:
Dear Constituents of Calgary Midnapore,
I hope you had a nice Christmas break last month. It always goes by so fast, but I certainly appreciated the time I got to spend at home in the riding. It was great connecting with community members at my Jingle and Mingle and other local events, like the Mid-Sun Seniors Social Club turkey dinner. Thank you to all of the Community Associations – like Deer Run who raised funds for families and animals in need – and to all who shoveled a neighbour’s driveway or invited a solitary senior over for dinner. Every one of these acts of kindness makes Calgary Midnapore an even better place to live.
Members of Parliament have officially returned to Ottawa for the new Parliamentary session. Our Conservative Caucus met the day prior to the first sitting day to hear from our Leader, Pierre Poilievre, who laid out several priorities for this session:
- Axe the tax;
- Build the Homes;
- Fix the Budget; and
- Stop the Crime.
Too many Canadians are in crisis.
Over half are only $200 away from not being able to pay their monthly bills – while the price of everything keeps going up. Gas, groceries, and home heating should not be luxuries in this country yet here we are – and the Prime Minister plans to make it worse by further increasing the carbon tax on April 1st. According to the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, the carbon tax will cost the average Canadian household anywhere from $377 to $911 in 2024-25, even after rebates.
There aren’t enough places for citizens to live yet we are welcoming thousands of new Canadians to the country knowing they won’t be able to put a roof over their heads.
Canada’s fiscal house is in disarray with a debt of $1.2 TRILLION. Canadians are paying the price for the Prime Minister’s incessant money printing and inability (and unwillingness) to balance a budget.
According to Statistics Canada, crime rates rose by nearly 9% in 2022. Here in Calgary, I am hearing about more and more home invasions, car thefts, and stabbings. Some constituents have told me they don’t feel safe riding the C-Train anymore.
Justin Trudeau is pushing people to their utter breaking points. My Conservative colleagues and I will continue to fight for a return to common sense policies and a better quality of life for all Canadians.
As the Shadow Minister for the Treasury Board, I am responsible for keeping an eye on the public purse and calling out wasteful government spending. So needless to say, it is a busy file! At Government Operations and Estimates Committee (OGGO), we’ll continue our focus on the $54M ArriveSCAM app. The Liberals cannot be allowed to get away with wasting millions of taxpayer dollars on an app that could have been developed for $250,000 or less. I encourage you to read more about what I’ve been doing to expose this scandal in the update provided in this newsletter.
I am proud to represent the good people of Calgary Midnapore and will keep working hard for you. Please reach out to me anytime I can be of assistance.
Wishing you a wonderful month ahead.
Last month’s survey results:
Next year, for the first time ever, the federal government will spend more on servicing Canada’s debt than on healthcare. Are you concerned by this revelation?
This month’s survey question:
It’s estimated that 2.2 million Canadians will face an “interest rate shock” at some point in the next 24 months as they renew their mortgage. Do you believe this will affect your household?
Let me know here.
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