“We put money in the pockets of those who needed it most,” says Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and Francophonie and MP for Compton-Stanstead following the tabling of the budget federal.
“For several months, the Liberal team has traveled the country and listened to the needs of Canadians. Help the middle class and stimulate the economy were priorities. I believe that with this budget, the goods we deliver, “added the minister reached by telephone on Wednesday morning.
There is the new Canadian children allowance and changes in the employment insurance program. And of course, the inaugural budget of the government of Justin Trudeau put on major investments in physical infrastructure, but the minister Bibeau also wants to draw attention to the investments made in the knowledge infrastructure.
“The creation of the Strategic Investment Fund for postsecondary institutions responds to a request from the University of Sherbrooke, among others, and this is good news for all postsecondary institutions in the region. There is talk of a new fund of 2 billion over three years, “notes the liberal minister, adding that innovation and research will benefit.
Increased funding for social housing is also important, according to Ms. Bibeau. “Doubling the funding of affordable housing. And funds are provided for the renovations, something that is rare that the funds for the construction, “she says.
Otherwise, the minister stressed that rural communities can rejoice planned investments in connectivity, a concern shared by all of them. “The government will invest $ 500 million over five years for people in rural communities have an internet connection. A measure that affects, in particular, citizens of Coaticook, the Haut-Saint-François MRC Memphremagog and “specifies the minister.
Funding for the Astrolab du Mont-Megantic National Park is assured for the next year. “And the election campaign, it is committed to maintaining the long-term financing. I have discussions with concerned people and I will make sure there are no holes in this financing. I’m very confident, “said the member for Compton-Stanstead.