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Hayes dishes on Federal budget

Thursday, February 13, 2014   by: Staff



Bryan Hayes, MP: Economic Action Plan 2014 demonstrates commitment to jobs and opportunities

OTTAWA , ON - Bryan Hayes, Member of Parliament for Sault Ste. Marie is welcoming the federal budget, Economic Action Plan 2014, and its focus on job creation, economic growth, and keeping taxes low – along with its plan to get back to balance by 2015 – as a positive for Sault Ste. Marie.

“While Canada has the strongest job creation record among all G-7 countries, with more than 1 million net new jobs created since the depth of the global recession, too many Canadians are still looking for work,” said MP Hayes. “That’s why Economic Action Plan 2014 will continue our Conservative Government’s focus on creating more jobs and growing the economy in Sault Ste. Marie and across the country.”

While the NDP and Liberals had been publicly calling for the federal budget to include new tax hikes on Canadians and more deficit spending, our Government rejected both demands.

Indeed, Economic Action Plan 2014 contained no new taxes on families and businesses, while also continuing to ensure government spending was efficient and effective as possible.

“As we’ve seen in places like Greece and Detroit, not having one’s fiscal house in order can lead to incredible economic instability, dramatic cuts to government programs and higher taxes,” said MP Hayes.

Economic Action Plan 2014 includes key measures to support Ontario families and strengthen our economy, while keeping taxes low and returning to balanced budgets in 2015, including:

  • Launching the Canada Job Grant: so that Canadians can get the skills training they need to get in-demand jobs.
  • Creating the Canada Apprentice Loan: which will provide apprentices in Red Seal trades access to over $100 million in interest-free loans each year.
  • Launching a Job Matching Service: this new service will automatically match Canadians looking for work with employers looking to hire them.
  • Increasing Paid Internships for Young Canadians: investing $55 million to create paid internships for recent graduates in small and medium-sized businesses and in high-demand fields. 
  • Helping Older Workers Get Back to Work: investing $75 million in the Targeted Initiative for Older Workers to support older workers who want to participate in the job market.
  • Cutting Red Tape for Small Business: cutting 800,000 payroll remittances for 50,000 small businesses.
  • Making Landmark Investments in Research & Innovation: $1.5 billion over the next decade for research at universities through the Canada First Research Excellence Fund.
  • Conserving Canada’s Natural Heritage: investing in Canada’s national parks and historic canals, conserving recreational fisheries, expanding tax relief for the environmental conservation of lands, encouraging clean energy generation with tax relief to new green technologies, and more.
  • Supporting Families: enhancing tax relief for families adopting a child, expanding tax relief for health-related services, capping wholesale wireless rates to make service more affordable, cracking down on cross-border price discrimination, and more.
  • Strengthening Communities: improving broadband in rural and remote communities, establishing a $200 million National Disaster Mitigation Program to help communities prepare for natural disasters, introducing a Search and Rescue Volunteers Tax Credit, and more.
  • Standing Up for Victims of Crime: implementing the Victim’s Bill of Rights and proving funding for a DNA-based Missing Persons Index.
  • And much more.

Unlike the previous Liberal government, who balanced the budget on the backs of the provinces, our Conservative Government continued to grow provincial transfers to record levels.

For Ontario, the federal budget confirmed that transfers will total $19.2 in 2014-15 – a whopping 76% increase from under the previous Liberal government.

“While the Liberals radically slashed transfers to Ontario, decimating the health care, education and other important social services that families here rely on, under our Conservative Government federal support has grown to historic levels, and will continue to grow into the future,” says MP Hayes.


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theprotector 2/13/2014 2:36:47 PM Report

itsme29 2/13/2014 2:36:55 PM Report

he must be reading all the people saying hes doing nothing and getting scared... he should still be scared cuz this is just a load of bull so he could hear his own name!
habsfan 2/13/2014 2:44:09 PM Report

And finally he crawls out of the wood work. Lower taxes for the rich, not middle and low income families. Stop the bullshit and tell the truth for once.
Hamguy 2/13/2014 3:21:03 PM Report

There you have it people, " One time Bryan" has spoken.
Lone24 2/13/2014 3:23:54 PM Report

He has bull written all over his face.
Javaman 2/13/2014 3:29:50 PM Report

He only spouts off whatever the PM gives him in writing. There is nothing ORIGINAL in what he says.So much for making sure we elect a member of the so called ruling party eh.
Obsession 2/13/2014 3:31:03 PM Report

He absolutely sucks!!! He has done nothing for this community! He told me "we will be there for St Marys workers", yeah right. Oh he will be there alright for his nice fat government pension if he is in long enough!
KFM 2/13/2014 3:43:26 PM Report

Well what would you think he would say? Only what Harper has alloud him to say! Good for the Sault? Right and pigs will fly tomorrow!
dadal 2/13/2014 4:21:50 PM Report

Yes Bryan. You believe what Uncle Steven tells you to believe and say. You tell those in the North that the job program that the provinces have NOT backed will do SOOOO much for Northern Ontario. And also convince them that they don't need that silly train. Uncle Steven will put money to older workers so they can be hired at Timmies just as McDonalds and Walmart does. And Uncle Steven will give job grants to students so they can create a summer business then move to Manitoba.

I can just see the meeting he had with Uncle Steven. Bryan: " Um PM Harper? People in the Soo are upset at the loss of the CN passenger service". Uncle Steven : " Soo? Where is that?" Bryan : " Where I am...Northern Ontario." Uncle Steven: "Northern Ontario? You mean Sudbury?" Bryan : " No no, farther north." Uncle Steven : " There's places in Ontario above Sudbury??".
Javaman 2/13/2014 4:26:27 PM Report

Does Hayes have an original bone in his body? You can tell that is not him talking...the script is too polished . Does anyone think he will have the nerve to run again?
Beej 2/13/2014 4:51:33 PM Report

The only positive thing Hayes has done is to send out bullshit flyers/calendars that work well for fire starter.
Yep, that's it in a nutshell.
itsme29 2/13/2014 6:01:05 PM Report

who voted this clown into office?
OMGWTF 2/13/2014 7:31:52 PM Report

So budget day is over and Harpo sends his clowns out to sell it to us little folk. Four years of do nothing Hayes won't make up for this new press release.
harry dick 2/13/2014 10:04:54 PM Report

All you people better hope the N.D.P. do not get in federally next election. Hopefully , you remember 1990 when the N.D.P. were voted into power provincially. The first thing they did was give the people on welfare a big raise and then bit the hand that fed them . They tried to decimate the government unions - the people that helped put them in power!! They also split the nursing profession by giving older nurses extra pay by taking the younger nurse's wage increases from them. At the end of their time in power , the province was almost bankrupt and was hated by the people that had put them in office-the unions. Be very careful what you wish for , you just may get it and be very unhappy about it , moreso than you are now. Think long and hard before jumping in with both feet and find out the grass is not greener on the other side , in fact it could not be grass at all!
sportsfan17 2/14/2014 8:54:34 PM Report

@Harry dick

Sounds like it's time to give Trudeau and his Liberals a shot then.
bulletcards 2/14/2014 11:37:27 PM Report

yeah, all this money for workers. as long as they don't work in social services or human services feilds. Numbers of local jobs in those feilds have been lost recently due to the federal and provincial goverments cut backs. I would love to hear from Mr. Hayes personally, to my face, on how any level of government cares what they have done. Neither the federal or provincial government gives a crap about Northern Ontario people or their way of life. The only time they care about us is when they find a minning opportunity. then they just rape the land, pack up shop and say sorry here have a bumper sticker.
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