May 12, 2015
NDP REALITY CHECK: Justin Trudeau's latest flip-flop-- now on corporate taxes
On corporate tax rates.
When asked if he would raise corporate taxes, Trudeau said:
“No, we won’t be raising that. I don’t think we need to raise any taxes, I think the government takes in plenty of money.”
– CBC The House, February 22, 2014
Now Trudeau says:
“We know the Americans are maybe looking at dropping their corporate income tax rates, so we might have to make adjustments.”
– Justin Trudeau, interview with BNN, May 11, 2015
A Trudeau spokesperson was quickly sent out to correct Trudeau’s comments:
“…we are significantly more competitive than the U.S. and our plan calls for the rate to stay where it is.”
– Kate Purchase, Liberal spokesperson, May 11, 2015
JUSTIN TRUDEAU IS NOT READY: Perfecting the flip-flop
Flip-flop on small business taxes.
When asked if he supported lowering small business taxes he replied:
“Not really. Needs to be redesigned.”
–Justin Trudeau, Power and Politics, April 21 2015
The next morning, Trudeau had a new position:
“We certainly wouldn't reverse the cut to small business taxes.”
– Justin Trudeau, April 22, 2015
Flip-flop on C-51.
“I believe that when a government asks its citizens to give up even a small portion of their liberty, it is that government’s highest responsibility to guarantee that its new powers will not be abused.”
– Justin Trudeau, February 4, 2015
Trudeau then explained why he capitulated on bill C-51, despite its attack on civil liberties:
“I do not want this government making political hay out of an issue … This conversation might be different if we weren’t months from an election campaign, but we are.”
– Justin Trudeau, University of British Columbia, March 9, 2015
Flip-flop on Iraq.
Mr. Trudeau was open to a combat mission in Iraq:
“Mr. Trudeau, however, did not completely rule out sending jet fighters in the future.”
– Globe and Mail, September 11, 2014
Then he was against it:
“The Liberal Party is not supportive of any extension into a combat role. We think Canada's role should be strictly non-combat."
– Justin Trudeau, Scrums, September 25 2014
Then Marc Garneau clarified:
“We will of course support what is eventually decided by the government, because we know that we’re sending our men and women into combat.”
– Marc Garneau, Globe and Mail, October 7, 2014
And then, Trudeau capped his Iraq flip-flops off by claiming:
“There's never been any debate within the Liberal Party about whether or not we should be part of this mission.”
– Justin Trudeau, CTV Question Period, March 1, 2015
Justin Trudeau is just not ready. Canadians deserve better.