#107 INTERVIEW Pierre Poilievre

August 12, 2022 00:18:42
#107 INTERVIEW Pierre Poilievre
Canadian Taxpayers Podcast
#107 INTERVIEW Pierre Poilievre
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The Canadian Taxpayers Federation sat down with Conservative Party Leadership Candidate Pierre Poilievre to talk about key taxpayer issues like what he would do to balance the budget, make life more affordable and find savings if he was elected prime minister.

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