October 09, 2015
NDP REALITY CHECK: Harper will cut $610M in 2019
Trudeau will cut five times more
In an ironic bid to out-left Justin Trudeau, Harper’s platform today projects less in cuts to public services than the Liberal platform does.
The Conservatives will cut $2.4 billion from public services Canadians rely on in the next four years. Justin Trudeau has committed to cutting $6.5 billion over the same period of time.
In this election, only Tom Mulcair and the NDP reject any cut to public services Canadians rely on.
Cumulative program spending cuts over the next four years
Cuts in Conservative platform, page 159
2019/20: $ 610M
Cuts in Liberal platform, page 78
2019/20: $ 3000M