Courtenay – Alberni MP Gord Johns said yesterday’s federal budget was full of dissappointments.
He said those who believed Prime Minister Justin Trudeau when he said he was going to make life easier for average Canadians were sorely disappointed.
He said seniors are disappointed that the Liberals have avoided implementing a national Pharmacare program by sending the issue to a special committee for study.
He said while his party remains critical of tax breaks given to wealthy CEO’s and corporations, they were happy to see the elimination of parks fees
Johns was happy to see money for improving First Nations child welfare programs and on-reserve housing, but said those positives were few and far between in this budget.
Johns said he was disappointed there was nothing in the budget to address the opioid crisis that has claimed more than 4000 lives in Canada last year, including a disproportionate number in Port Alberni.