22/03/2017 – Ottawa, Ontario – Ms. Ruby Sahota, Member of Parliament for Brampton North, welcomes the Federal Government’s newest Budget and congratulates Finance Minister Bill Morneau on his department’s excellent work.
Budget 2017 is the next step in our Government’s ambitious plan to make smart investments that will create jobs, grow our economy, and provide more opportunities for the middle class and those working hard to join it.
“Budget 2017 will make Canada, its economy, and its people stronger. Through historic investments in skills and innovation, Brampton will benefit for years to come” said MP Ruby Sahota, “I am proud of the work that we are doing to help the middle class and those working hard to join it, in particular through investments in infrastructure, housing, and the economy.”
Investments in infrastructure and public transit will shorten commutes and allow Canadians to spend more time with their families. Through Phase One, Brampton received $32.4 million under the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund. To support the next phase of public transit projects, Budget 2017 will invest $20.1 billion over 11 years, through bilateral agreements based on ridership and population.
An investment of $2.2 billion in safe and affordable housing will encourage the development of more rental housing units, so that Bramptonians are better able to focus on raising their families, work, and pursuing their education.
Investments in advanced manufacturing, clean technology, digital industries, health and bio-sciences, and clean resources will create good paying jobs, strengthen the middle class, and help to make Canada more competitive in the global market. The investment of $300 million in the Smart Cities Challenge will help Brampton move forward in digital innovation.
Budget 2017 is focused on fairness. This Budget will close tax loopholes and crack down on tax cheats, while providing tax relief for individuals and families. “Thanks to advocacy from Peel Region MPs, we will be applying a sales tax to ride sharing applications such as Uber, so that they have to compete on the same level as other taxi services,” said MP Sahota.
The federal budget has a lot to offer Ontario, Peel Region, and the City of Brampton. Budget 2017 has made investments in areas of importance to the constituents of Brampton North.
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