The 2019 Federal Budget was released on Monday and local MP Kevin Sorenson of Battle River-Crowfoot had some things to say.
Unfortunately for Sorenson, the budget is much of the same song as last year. The budget this year is projecting a $19.8 billion deficit in fiscal 2019-20, followed by a $19.7-billion deficit in 2020/2021.
He is concerned with the amount of spending done by the Liberal Government in light of recent events.
"First of all, it is what we have been calling a cover-up budget. It is covering up the very worst elements of the SNC-Lavalin affair. The budget is just another attempt to take the messaging away from the real corruption problem that this government is facing."
When asked if there was anything positive about the budget for his constituency, there wasn't a lot to say.
"The first one deals with the first-time homeowner, it gives you a buying incentive, which can reduce the monthly payments required to buy a home. The devil is in the details. A lot of the new homeowners that I know don't go out and buy a brand new construction home. They go and buy an existing home, a starter home. There are for incentives there for the construction industry and for homebuying," explained Sorenson.
The biggest diss for Sorenson was the absence of support for the agricultural world in Canada in the budget. He believes this is something that should have been a high priority.
"There is nothing in this for agriculture. They said they would help some of the dairy producers, but there is really nothing for Agriculture Canada for my riding. There is no plan to deal with a lot of the problem that we are seeing around the world. In our trade agreements its spend, spend, spend back home and I think that they believe that people will buy into it and then when the election comes home this fall, people will have a good taste of all their spending," concluded Sorenson.