It's True: Andrew Scheer's Cuts Would Be Worse Than Doug Ford's - 2019-10-18
Conservatives have been reticent about their plans to cut public services after the blowback from Doug Ford's cuts in Ontario. In keeping with this strategy, Andrew Scheer chose to release his party's cuts late on the Friday evening before the Thanksgiving weekend.
What were they worried about Canadians discovering? A promise to cut $53 billion dollars from government expenditures, including $14 billion of unspecified cuts which could include cuts to anything from healthcare to infrastructure.
Compared to the cuts Ford has made in Ontario, Scheer's proposed cuts are astronomical. So far, Doug Ford's government has made around $4 billion in spending cuts. Scheer is promising $53 billion in cuts, a figure more than 13 times larger. To put that number in perspective, consider that British Columbia's entire public expenditures for this year were also $53 billion.