BRAMPTON, ON – The Honourable Bill Morneau, Finance Minister of Canada, submitted his second Budget to the House of Commons today.
This budget is a game changer for municipalities in Canada, including Brampton. Brampton is the second fastest growing city in Canada, and is currently the 9th largest city in the country. We have a young, bold and innovative population looking to be players on the national and international stage. We now have the tools to empower our local government to bring about the changes our residents require in a new economy.
The 2017 federal budget gives Brampton the tools necessary to strengthen our emerging innovation sector. We are eager to take full advantage of our central location on the Innovation Super Corridor, a high tech cluster hugging the GO rail service between Waterloo and Toronto. Our city can use federal innovation dollars to ensure our industries, whether in advance manufacturing or in our emerging life sciences hub, have the resources to compete in a global market.
The budget helps Brampton to continue to strengthen our public transit requirements, affordable housing needs, and green infrastructure. For example, predictable federal allocations and realistic cost-sharing allows us to continue to bolster our popular rapid bus service as we see increase ridership year over year.
Municipalities such as ours have been asking the federal government to work with us to build a stronger Canada. Today they have said yes to ensure that the economic engines of our country stay healthy and robust. I am keen on disrupting the status quo in Brampton, and today’s budget goes a long way in ensuring as a city we can.
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Jaskaran Singh Sandhu
Press Secretary, Office of the Mayor
City of Brampton
905.874.2000 ext. 47005 firstname.lastname@example.org