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Canada Sean Speer: Trudeau has laid a trap. Here's how Erin O'Toole can avoid it

04:16  24 september  2020
04:16  24 september  2020 Source:   nationalpost.com

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Erin O'Toole wearing a suit and tie: Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole. The onus is now on the Conservatives to respond with an alternative vision that’s rooted in a more limited yet energetic role for the federal government. © Provided by National Post Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole. The onus is now on the Conservatives to respond with an alternative vision that’s rooted in a more limited yet energetic role for the federal government.

Notwithstanding speculation that the recent spike in COVID-19 cases may dampen its ambition, the Trudeau government’s speech from the throne outlined a dizzying number of major policy commitments underwritten by ongoing deficits and debt.

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There were new and rehashed commitments on pharmacare, childcare, health care, long-term care, climate change, infrastructure, skills training, Employment Insurance, and so forth. As National Post columnist Matt Gurney tweeted, the left-leaning plan reads a bit like “the first draft of the minutes from a Liberal youth campus meeting.”

We don’t yet know the full cost of these various promises, but the government is nonplussed about it. As the throne speech puts it: “this is not the time for austerity.”

Canadians ought to get used to that message because we’re going to hear it a lot between now and the next election. It’s key to the political contrast that the Liberals wish to establish with the Conservatives. They want to fight the impending campaign (whenever it ultimately occurs) on a straightforward proposition: they’re for “building back better” and the Conservatives prefer “austerity.” The Liberals believe that, if this is the ballot question, they can galvanize progressive voters and restore the parliamentary majority that they lost in 2019.

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In some ways, in fact, the “build back better” versus “austerity” narrative is more important to them than any of the speech’s individual promises. This is often misunderstood about the Trudeau government. Its large-scale deficits aren’t just an inadvertent by-product of its ambitious, progressive agenda. They’re a powerful political end in themselves that enable the Liberals to wedge their Conservative opponents and campaign against spending cuts, service disruptions and austerity.

It’s a little rich, of course, to try to pretend that “austerity” is anything less than record-setting spending, spending so high that the parliamentary budget officer declared this week that it’s unsustainable beyond a year or two. Still, this precise fiction was a key part of the Liberals’ playbook in the past two elections. But it may prove to be a miscalculation this time around. Polling shows that more than half of the country is concerned about the recent run-up of deficits and debt. Canadians may not want austerity — especially given the ongoing uncertainty about the pandemic — but they don’t want a massive, deficit-financed expansion of government either.

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This represents an opportunity for Erin O’Toole and the Conservative party. They now know the contours of the government’s agenda for the coming weeks and months. The onus is now on the Conservatives to respond with an alternative vision that’s rooted in a more limited yet energetic role for the federal government.

The Conservative plan shouldn’t just be against spending and deficits in and of themselves. Take national pharmacare for example. The Conservatives shouldn’t oppose pharmacare because it’s expensive. They should oppose it because it fails to target the minority of Canadians without drug insurance and risks harming the current coverage for everybody else. Instead Conservatives should put forward a flexible, targeted alternative that helps Canadians without drug coverage to obtain it and protects the majority of Canadians who are satisfied with the status quo.

Childcare is another example. The Conservatives shouldn’t oppose federal support for childcare in principle. Instead they should advance a childcare policy that’s decentralized and pluralistic. These same principles can apply, incidentally, to other areas highlighted in the throne speech where the Liberal plan basically amounts to greater centralization and higher costs.

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The key point here is this: the speech from the throne has set a political trap for the Conservatives and the Liberals are anticipating that they will just walk into it with a vision and message that can be easily characterized as “austerity.”

It’s up to the Conservatives to avoid this political fate. This doesn’t mean that they should simply match the Liberals’ massive spending and deficits. Winning an election by essentially accepting the government’s left-wing plan would be a pyrrhic victory.

Instead the Conservatives must put forward a policy agenda that responds constructively to Canadians’ economic and social needs in the face of ongoing, significant challenges. Such an agenda should be rooted in conservative insights about the benefits of federalism, the role of markets, and the risks of government overreach. This isn’t a call for austerity; it’s a vision for the federal government that’s ultimately about empowering individuals, families, and communities. And yes, one that is, in contrast to the Liberal vision, sustainable.

We don’t know when the next election is going to be. But Wednesday’s throne speech basically laid the groundwork for what it’s going to be about. The Liberals want to fight over “build back better” or “austerity.” The Conservatives shouldn’t let them.

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O'Toole, Blanchet met with dozens of supporters before testing positive for COVID .
Erin O'Toole says his COVID diagnosis demonstrated the need for Canadians to remain "extremely vigilant" — but social media postings and conversations with people who met with O'Toole before his COVID diagnosis show that he interacted with dozens of people in the course of one day of travel and events in Montreal. While the Conservatives say they won't "speculate" on how many people connected to the multi-day Montreal visit earlier this month  might have contracted COVID, a source who spoke to CBC News said there are approximately 15 COVID cases related to the trip, including staff members, O'Toole himself and his wife.

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