After eight years of Justin Trudeau, the cost of food has never been more expensive. Canadians are visiting food banks in record numbers. The CEO of the Mississauga Food Bank has said that people have been coming into her facility asking not for food, but for help ending their lives, not because they are sick, but because they can’t afford to eat.
That’s why Conservatives introduced a common sense bill (C-234) to axe the tax on farmers. This would’ve made the cost of food more affordable for everyone, by saving farmers $978 million between now and 2030. But while this bill passed in the House, Justin Trudeau’s Senate gutted our common sense bill under pressure from the PMO and Trudeau’s Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault after he threatened to quit if the bill was passed.
Minister Guilbeault even admitted to calling up six senators to pressure them into voting to keep the tax on farmers. Now, all Canadians will continue to pay for higher prices at the grocery store.
Today, Common Sense Conservatives are bringing forth an amendment to reject the Senate’s gutting of the bill and pass C-234 in its original form. Both the NDP, Bloc, and a number of Liberal MPs like Ken McDonald, Robert Morrissey and Kody Blois voted with the Conservatives to axe the tax on farmers. They must vote to reject the Senate’s amendments to help Conservatives bring home lower food prices for all Canadians.