From Left: MP Dechert, MP Butt, MP Ambler, MP Lizon
MISSISSAUGA, March 21, 2013 – Today, Stella Ambler, MP, Mississauga South; Brad Butt, MP, Mississauga-Streetsville; Bob Dechert, MP, Mississauga-Erindale; and Wladyslaw Lizon, MP, Mississauga East-Cooksville joined their colleagues in the House of Commons in supporting Canada’s 2013 Federal Budget which was introduced this afternoon.
“While Canada has the best job creation record among all G-7 countries since the worst of the global recession with over 950,000 net new jobs, we recognize that the global economy remains very challenging,” said the Mississauga Conservative MPs. “In Economic Action Plan 2013, our Conservative government remains squarely focused on the number one priority of Canadians, with a forward-looking plan to help create jobs and grow the economy in Ontario and across Canada.”
We will build on our investments in infrastructure by introducing a new Building Canada Plan. The new plan represents the largest investment in job creating infrastructure in the history of Canada. It has a number of important components, including:
• The Community Improvement Fund – to support local community projects in cities and communities across Canada.
• The Building Canada Fund – to support major economic projects that have a national, regional, and local significance.
• The P3 Canada Fund – to support innovative ways to build infrastructure projects faster and provide better value for taxpayers through public-private partnerships.
We will increase skills and training support with the new Canada Job Grant to help more Canadians get high-quality, well-paying jobs. Under the new Grant, Canadians will be able to qualify for up to $15,000 per person to get the skills and training for in-demand jobs. Even better, the Grant will directly connect employers looking for skilled workers with Canadians who want to fill those jobs.
Following the release of the Budget the MP’s commented:
MP Ambler said, “In this budget Minister Flaherty has shown that our Conservative government is focused on supporting jobs, economic growth and securing long term prosperity for Canadians. People work very hard for their money and we have great respect for that.”
MP Brad Butt said, “I am delighted to see the creation of the new Canada Job Grant, focusing on skills and development. Economic Action Plan 2013 also invests in infrastructure and housing programs across Canada. This is a great plan for Mississauga.”
MP Bob Dechert said, “Canada’s economy continues to outperform most of its major competitors. This means a brighter and more secure economic future for Canadians and their families. Budget 2013 ensures that the good economic management and sound tax and investment policies of Prime Minister Harper and Finance Minister Flaherty will continue to make Canada an attractive place to invest and create jobs and will secure the future of hard working families right here in Mississauga.”
MP Wladyslaw Lizon said, “This Conservative Government clearly has the people of Mississauga-East Cooksville in mind. The budget reflects the will to keep spending priorities on the services we need while eliminating waste so we can see the deficit eliminated.”
Some other Budget highlights include:
• Increased skills and training support, including the new $15,000 Canada Job Grant, to help more Canadians find high-quality, well-paying jobs;
• Tax breaks for manufacturers who buy new machinery and equipment to stay competitive, and an extended ‘hiring credit’ for small businesses who create jobs;
• A record $70 billion federal investment in infrastructure across Canada, including roads, bridges, subways, rail lines, and ports;
• Major investments in research and technology;
• New tax relief for Canadians who give to charity, adopt a child, or rely on homecare services;
• Elimination of ‘import tax’ tariffs on everyday items Canadian families buy, like baby clothing, sports gear, and exercise equipment;
• $225 million to extend and expand the temporary Hiring Credit for Small Business for one year;
• Providing $44 million over two years beginning in 2013-14 for the citizenship program to improve the processing of applications.
• And much more.
Economic Action Plan 2013 also confirmed the Conservative government’s continued all-time record support for hospitals, schools, and other important health and social services in Ontario. In fact, in 2013-14, federal transfer support to Ontario will be almost $9 billion higher than under the former federal Liberal government.