Economy to Take Centre Stage Once Parliament Resumes
Prince George, B.C. – Expect the economy to take centre stage once Parliament resumes in Ottawa tomorrow.
University of Northern British Columbia political science professor Dr. Gary Wilson says many people will be looking for the federal government to follow through on its promise to spend billions on infrastructure projects considering our flagging economy.
“People will be looking to him (Prime Minister Trudeau) to take more proactive measures in terms of boosting economic growth,” he says. “Obviously that’s not something that can happen in one day or one week but I think people will be looking for at least a plan or a strategy on how it’s going to role out.”
Wilson doesn’t expect Trudeau to stall on that plan.
“I wouldn’t think so because it was a major platform in his campaign and people are kind of thinking this is one of the solutions to getting the economy up and running again,” he says.
“For the government to spend as the Conservatives did after the 2008 recession.”
As Wilson says, spending was a major plank in the Liberals election campaign last fall.
In fact they promised to spend $60 billion dollars over 10 years on infrastructure projects.