BY BOB ZIMMER
Prince George-Peace River-Northern Rockies MP
I have heard from many of you who are deeply concerned with the direction the Prime Minister and his Liberal government is taking our country.
How could you not?
Many have pointed to an event in September when the prime minister said, and I quote: “the pandemic has provided an opportunity for a reset” when speaking to the United Nations. This has caused concerns about what exactly he meant by this and what this economic reset would actually look like.
With so many Canadians struggling throughout the course of this pandemic, it is hard for me to believe that anyone would see it as an opportunity to reshape our entire economy. I also cannot believe that anyone would think this is the right time for an agenda that will create even more uncertainty.
It is becoming clear that the prime minister and the Liberals want to use the pandemic to implement a massive and risky experiment to remake the economy.
Here is what I know for certain.
Now is not the time for “reimagining” the economy and this isn’t the time to play games with our country’s future.
This is a time to overcome COVID-19, protect the vulnerable, and save jobs. And, once the pandemic is behind us, build back our national economy as quickly as possible.
I believe Canada’s economic recovery must be based on strengthening essential industries like energy, agriculture, forestry, and mining.
These are critical industries that are the backbone of Canada and our region. Strength in these areas can provide hope and stability in all sectors of our economy, especially during these challenging times.
My Conservative colleagues and I will continue to focus our priorities on jobs, growth, prosperity, and above all else, to bring back certainty.
I also want to know what you think.
Please fill out my survey at https://bobzimmer.nationbuilder.com/reimagine_economy and let me know what you think of the idea of using a pandemic to “reset” Canada’s economy.