Question: Thousands of Albertans, including many within Sturgeon County, have lost their jobs and government revenue has been significantly reduced as a result of the drop in oil prices. How can Canada diversify its economy and job market to become less reliant on the oil-and-gas roller coaster?
Rona Ambrose – Conservative Party of Canada
We know Canadians are worried about this market turmoil impacting their savings and retirement. That’s why we’re ready with a plan to keep Canada strong.
With our long-term plan of low taxes, a balanced budget, and growth, Canada is able to protect jobs.
Our responsible fiscal management means having a surplus when times are tough for programs that support or retrain those who are laid off in the energy sector.
The NDP and Liberals are proposing billions in new spending and higher taxes that will wreck our economy today and leave us exposed to these types of global economic storms in the future.
1.8 million jobs – 10 per cent of Canadian jobs – depend on resources.
Major resource projects planned over the next 10 years are estimated to represent $700 billion in investments. The Conservative Party is the only party that will stand up for the energy sector.