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CanadaTrudeau Defends Using Doug Ford’s Name To Attack Conservatives

07:10  14 august  2019
07:10  14 august  2019 Source:   huffingtonpost.ca

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For the second day in a row, the prime minister invoked Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s name to criticize “Conservative politicians” in the lead-up to October’s election.

A reporter noting the trend asked Trudeau if he’s running against the Ontario premier or Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer. Trudeau did not answer the question, and instead responded by accusing both Ford and Scheer of turning their backs on people and projects in need of help.

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“We’ve seen time and time again what happens when Conservative governments get elected,” the prime minister said, claiming Toronto saw a decade of “under-investment” when Stephen Harper was in power.

Scheer “has the same approach economically” as Harper, Trudeau said.

“What Ontarians have lived through, in terms of cuts to services and the tax breaks for the wealthy by Doug Ford is just as an example of the approach that Conservative politicians have when it comes to governing.”

The reporter’s question picks up on a preference the prime minister and Liberal MPs have shown in recent months to link Scheer as much as possible to the Ontario premier.

According to Scheer’s spokesman Daniel Schow, the prime minister’s words suggest he’s “desperate” for the campaign “to be about anything other than his record of making life more unaffordable” for Canadians.

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Ford’s government has been hit with low polling numbers in the wake of unpopular funding cuts to reduce the province’s $11.7-billion deficit that affected an array of programs including education, health, and legal aid services. Coalesced with a cronyism scandal, Ford’s personal popularity has taken a slide in public opinion polls.

The federal government made a $25.7-million funding announcement Monday to counter the province’s cuts to legal aid services. The money is expected to help immigrants and refugees access to legal services.

During the announcement at Toronto’s Parkdale Intercultural Association, Trudeau riffed on Ford’s populist slogan and accused the premier of leaving vulnerable people behind.

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“Conservative politicians like to say they’re ‘for the people’ and then they end up cutting services for the most vulnerable. It’s what they do,” Trudeau said.

Ontario is Canada’s most populous province and is a key election battleground with 121 seats in the House of Commons.

When asked last week about federal Conservatives seemingly distancing themselves from him and his party, Ford said he’s “not getting involved” in the federal election.

“I’m not interested in this election,” he said. “I’m interested in Ontario.”

Ford’s government lost a court challenge against the federal government’s carbon pricing system earlier this summer. The Ontario government has moved to force gas station to display anti-carbon tax stickers at the pumps by Aug. 30 — weeks before the federal election.

The Ontario premier went on to explain last week that he doesn’t work for any particular federal party. He works with the federal government in general, he said.

“I don’t care if it’s green, orange, red, purple, blue. Whoever gets in, I’m gonna work with them.”

This article originally appeared on HuffPost Canada.

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