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The Federal Budget according to Bryan Hayes

Thursday, March 29, 2012   by: Staff



Bryan Hayes, MP; Jobs, growth and long-term prosperity focus of Economic Action Plan 2012

SAULT STE. MARIE - Bryan Hayes MP is welcoming Economic Action Plan 2012’s focus on creating jobs, growth and long-term prosperity. 

Keeping taxes low and returning Canada to balanced budgets over the medium term is good news for Ontario.

“In Economic Action Plan 2012, our Conservative government is squarely focused on what matters to Canadians - jobs and economic growth,” said MP Hayes. “While Canada has created over 610,000 net new jobs since July 2009, the global economy remains fragile and too many Canadians are still looking for work. That’s why we’re moving forward with a positive plan to bolster the long-term economic growth of Ontario and all of Canada.”

Economic Action Plan 2012 takes significant steps to:

  • Encourage entrepreneurship, innovation, and world-class research with over $1.1 billion in significant investments for research and development, $500 million for venture capital, support for increased public and private research collaboration, and much more.
  • Improve conditions for business investments with responsible resource development streamlined for ‘one project, one review’; expanding trade to open new markets; keeping taxes low, and more.
  • Invest in training, infrastructure and opportunity for Canadians by extending the Hiring Credit for Small Business; investing in programs to help youth, Canadians with disabilities, aboriginals, and workers over 50 get into the workforce; reforming the EI system to better promote job creation and remove disincentives to work; investing millions in renewing local community infrastructure; and more.
  • Help families and communities by increasing food safety monitoring; better protecting species at risk; assisting victims of crime, improving water quality for First Nations communities; helping Canadians with disabilities save for their future, and more.
  • Ensure vital social programs and services will be there for Canadians over the next generation by making gradual, responsible adjustments to Old Age Security; bringing pension plans for public sector employees and Parliamentarians in line with those Canadians working in the private sector; closing tax loopholes; and more.

Economic Action Plan 2012 also demonstrates the Conservative government’s strong support for Ontario through record federal transfer support for hospitals, schools, and other critical services.

Totaling $19.2 billion in 2012-13, the transfer support represents an increase of nearly $8.4 billion (or 77 percent) from the former Liberal government.

“While the Liberals gutted transfers for health care and education when in power, our Conservative government is protecting and growing them to help support the services that Ontario’s families need,” noted MP Hayes.


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I'm In 3/29/2012 5:31:18 PM Report

What Rhetoric, go stiffle yourself Hayes, you've done so much for the St. Mary's paperworkers and the call centre employees that have lost and are losing their jobs.
Oldie Goldie 3/29/2012 5:31:33 PM Report

Please tell me how people working 2 years longer is going to help those who can't find work.

Moving the start time for O.A.S. to 63 instead of 67 would help those who need a job get one sooner. Make O.A.S. contributory to move the age of starting from 65 to 63.

Moving unemployed people from areas of Low Employment to areas of Higher Employment is not a solution.

Most of the jobs that are available are in areas where home costs are higher than the unemployed can afford.

Helping to create more jobs where the unemployed are living is a better solution.
ddikky 3/29/2012 7:30:18 PM Report

How is your salary and pension doing these days Bryan as compared to all your constituents who are looking for a job?
Dictionary 3/29/2012 8:28:08 PM Report

i don't even recognize this shameful government. it's going to be 4 long years of labour unrest, attacks on science and favours to the oil industry.

all under the guise of repealing the long gun registry. shame on you fuddy duddy's that voted for this clown, locally and federally.
JMMM 3/29/2012 10:06:56 PM Report

Harper budget eliminates national ecoENERGY Retrofit - Homes program, (devastates energy savings industry)

In Budget 2012, Prime Minister Stephen Harper failed to renew the federal ecoENERGY Retrofit - Homes program. This will result in reduced levels of energy conservation, and immediate job losses in every Canadian community.

Just because Canada is blessed with energy, doesn’t mean we should waste it.

Homeowners in provinces that still have some form of provincial home energy retrofit incentive program will no longer have the support of the federal government’s ecoENERGY Retrofit - Homes program. In Ontario, homeowners get nothing - they no longer have access to either a federal or provincial home retrofit incentive program.

With Canada poised to invest billions in new energy projects like oil sands, nuclear and wind farms, Harper’s actions are devastating. Hundreds of energy savings companies will be forced to downsize, lay off staff, or shut down altogether.

Energy efficiency should be at the top of Canada’s energy and jobs agenda, not the bottom.
eadiecougs 3/29/2012 10:50:36 PM Report

Mr Hayes follow the party line eh you dont care about people who will lose there jobs.go screw yourself
freedom1 3/30/2012 6:13:31 AM Report

when will the poor people stop voting for the rich persons party?
scottstewy123 3/30/2012 10:37:44 AM Report

Well I have to say that budget was a good one.It could have done worse folks.Many countrys are now moving up the age of OAS.So no big one there.Even the MPs has taken a hit on there pension plans folks.They have to wait longer now to get their pensions. And they have to pay more. I have noticed not many have comented alot on that.I have noticed the Ontario Government did not hit the MP pension plans.Some of you made the comment that Harper is greedy yet in the budget it states MPs must pay more for there pensions and wait to get there pensions HMMMM. I am glad the cival servants OAS is getting hit and trimed it is about time.Far too long civil servants have become pigs at the trough.
Our economy is the best in the world. I see nothing wrong with this budget.
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