Tories are trying to cut spending on things like childcare and public housing.
They’re also making changes to the education system, which will include a new class of students who will be allowed to choose from more online learning options.
But as the Conservatives prepare to unveil a budget this week, they’re going to be doing a lot more than trimming the size of government.
They’ll be changing how we live our lives.
That’s the challenge for any party, but for the Conservatives, the task is far more daunting.
The Liberals have been in power since 2004, and have a long history of cutting spending in the face of a worsening economy.
The New Democrats have had the worst of both worlds, with its economy and its politics in crisis.
The Conservatives have tried to build on that legacy, but their budget has been marked by a host of measures that the Liberals have found unpopular.
This is their first budget, after the Liberals were forced to abandon their promise to balance the books by the end of the decade.
And it is the first to come under attack from a single political party.
That makes it all the more important that the Conservatives do not fall prey to a Liberal trap.
This budget, which is expected to be the first in a series of economic reports by the Liberals, will look at the state of the economy, as well as the budget’s impacts on health care, education, and other key areas.
The budget will also look at how the Liberals plan to help families and businesses through the next election.
The Tories are aiming to balance their books by 2018, but the Liberals are determined to make their budget as large as possible.
The Conservative budget will be a record-breaking $12.8-billion, the largest in Canadian history.
In a few short months, the Liberals will have the largest deficit in Canadian political history, with an unfunded liability of $3.2-billion.
The Tory budget will have an average deficit of $1.4-billion over the next decade.
While some of that will come from government programs, much of it will come back to private sector debt.
And the budget will look to balance it by 2021.
But in the process, it will also introduce a raft of policies that are likely to be unpopular.
The Liberal government will be making changes in many areas to help Canadians.
But the Conservatives are also promising to cut the amount of government programs that Canadians are eligible for.
The government will also be cutting funding for social assistance, health care and other social services, as part of a wider focus on tax cuts and lower taxes.
That includes reducing the GST from 10 per cent to 5 per cent.
But it also includes changes that could affect some Canadians.
For example, the government is proposing to raise taxes on people who work part-time, but who receive government benefits.
Some of those people will be exempt from paying the GST.
Some others will be taxed at a higher rate, and could be left without income assistance.
A large chunk of the government’s new revenue is expected in the form of increases to the personal income tax rate.
That rate will increase from 10 to 15 per cent, and the government says that will make it easier for Canadians to afford more of their own income.
Conservatives are expecting that the increase will boost Canada’s economy, by as much as 0.5 per cent per year.
But this will not mean more jobs for Canadians.
That will come in the forms of higher taxes on businesses and individuals.
And while the Tories will be cutting many government programs in the coming years, they are also introducing a number of other measures that will help the middle class and low-income earners.
They will be raising the threshold for tax-free savings accounts, and raising the retirement age.
They are also cutting the maximum amount of money Canadians can put in a pension.
But while the government has announced the increase in the retirement savings threshold, many Canadians are not expecting any big changes.
The changes will be temporary, but they are likely not to last.
And that is where the Liberals come in.
Conservatives say they will bring forward a plan that will restore the tax-exempt status of many businesses and the ability of many Canadians to invest in their own retirement savings.
This will be particularly important for younger Canadians, who may have already begun saving for retirement.
The plan will also help to balance out the budget by ensuring that more people can buy into low-cost investments.
Liberals have also promised to cut some taxes, including those on corporations and high-income Canadians.
The tax changes will help to finance the infrastructure spending that is the backbone of the Liberals campaign.
But some of the money will be spent on a new generation of social housing.
And they are planning to increase the threshold at which people are able to get disability benefits.
In total, the plan will reduce spending by $1-billion annually over the budget.
It will also raise $2.4 billion by reducing the tax rates on capital gains and dividends