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Trudeau Liberals vote against motion to lower gas & grocery prices

In the House of Commons earlier this week the Conservatives unsuccessfully attempted to pass a motion which would have lowered the cost of groceries and gas for most Canadians.

“Given the government’s carbon tax will impose higher gas prices, and making ‘better choices’, as the Prime Minister suggested, will not help most Canadians heat their homes and buy groceries, the House call on the government to cancel plans for new taxes that would further raise prices on consumers.”

The move pushed by the Conservatives is a fairly obvious attempt to lower the Prime Ministers standing by forcing him and his party to vote against a motion which most Canadians generally agree with.

This is why the Conservatives within moments of the vote uploaded the following video which we have attached below.

Will the tactic work?

Even though the move is forced, I believe it will have an effect on the general voting population. Realistically, individuals in BC and in other suburbs around the nation are already facing extremely high gas costs, especially given their incapacity to use alternatives.

This large amount of discontent allows the Conservatives to push for this motion and pull along discontented voters, even if the motion was always destined to fail.

Ali Taghva

Business owner, former EDA President, and a degree in Industrial Relations from Mcgill. Interested in the intersection of politics and culture. I firmly believe in a free media and work to get new stories to your screen each day.

Comments

  • Good journalism for identifying it as a tactic.
    Hopefully, it works.
    The irony is that for people surviving on the child tax credits and provincial child assistance, Harper (whom I found only slightly less annoying than Trudeau, at least I don't remember seeing him in costumes everywhere) was significantly better.

  • If the bill had failed, gas and groceries would not have been lowered by so much as a penny. This is deliberately false reporting or rank incompetence.

    • Okay so the cost of food is directly linked to the cost of fuel as transportation is a major part of the food industry. The food industry is also insanely competitive and operates on insanely thin profit margins. Any increase in taxes on fuel will increase the cost of food. Period.

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