Canada’s Trudeau struck over rising inflation as election race tightened

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia, September 15 (Reuters) – The leader of Canada’s main opposition party on Wednesday said a wave in inflation last month marked the failure of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s economic policies, urging Canadians: vote out the government in an election on Monday.

Erin O’Toole, whose conservatives are equal in the polls with Trudeau’s Center-left liberals, said Canadians were going through an affordability crisis and blamed what he prime ministerial reckless spending and huge debts.

“It’s disturbing that Justin Trudeau doesn’t care about the… sky-missiles cost of life that is imposed on Canadians because of inflation,” said O’Toole in a statement.

Statistics Canada said the annual inflation rate in August accelerated to 4.1%, the highest level since March 2003, in partly because of the rising cost of gasoline and the fact die Prices in August 2020 was depressed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

the liberals, in power for the past six years, tormented up record debt and the highest budget deficits since World War II. Trudeau is promising more investment if he wins.

The Liberal leader said he recognized that families were… concerned over affordability, and therefore are government had spent heavily on shield companies and people of the worst of the pandemic.

He told reporters in Halifax, Nova Scotia, that Canada is “bouncing” back … of an extreme crisis of this pandemic die has caused a lot of disruption and yes, is rising prices.”

The bank of Canada says the spike in prices are temporary and that it expects inflation to stabilize back down towards the center bankthe target of 2% in 2022.

O’Toole, in conversation met reporters in Saguenay, Quebec, one conservative said: government would address high inflation by cutting the pace of spend and allow more competition in the wireless and internet markets.

The conservative leader promises the balance in to balance budget within a decade without cuts, but has not explained how.

The left- leaning new democrats, who are competing with the liberals for the support of progressive voters in the September 20 federal election, said inflation data showed “people can’t afford Justin Trudeau’s empty promises anymore.”

Trudeau, who leads a minority government that trusts on the support of opposition parties against pass legislation called the election last month, two years early, to seek voters support for to be recovery plan. However, the liberals have their early lead in the polls are fading fast amid the voter fatigue and be unhappy with the early elections call.

A rolling telephone survey from Nanos Research of 1,200 Canadians for CTV on Wednesday move public support for the conservatives met 31.2%, the liberals met 30.5% and the new democrats met 21.4%. Sun result could lead to a deadlock in which no party may even form a stable minority government.

The survey is considered accurate to within 2.8 percent points, 19 times out of 20.

Writing by David Ljunggren Editing by Paul Simao

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