Conservatives Reward Insider Friends While Canadians Are Left Hanging Out to Dry
March 24, 2011
Olivia Chow (Trinity—Spadina, NDP):
Mr. Speaker, 85-year-old Vera Cudjoe is anxious and worried because she cannot afford her $260 hydro bill. She tried turning off the heat to save money but got desperately sick.
Vera was a nurse and the proud director of the first national black theatre. She worked hard her whole life but the current Old Age Security and Guaranteed Income Supplement payments simply are not enough to live on.
Instead of helping seniors like Vera by removing the tax on home heating, the Prime Minister would rather take care of his buddies like Bruce Carson. Thanks to taxpayer dollars, Carson has two houses, a condo and a Benz for his escort fiancée, while Vera cannot even afford heat.
That is just one example of the Conservative government’s twisted priorities. No wonder Canadians believe Ottawa is broken. No wonder the Conservative government no longer has the trust of ordinary Canadians.