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Provenzano: Green tax credit helps homeowners

NEWS RELEASE CHRISTIAN PROVENZANO LIBERAL CANDIDATE SAULT STE. MARIE & AREA ************************* Green renovation tax credit will help local residents save money while protecting the environment SAULT STE.
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NEWS RELEASE

CHRISTIAN PROVENZANO LIBERAL CANDIDATE SAULT STE. MARIE & AREA

************************* Green renovation tax credit will help local residents save money while protecting the environment

SAULT STE. MARIE, ON - The Liberal Party of Canada’s proposed Green Renovation Tax Credit will provided up to $13,500 in tax credits to citizens who make energy-efficient renovations to their homes, such as installing new windows, doors and insulation.

“The Green Renovation Tax Credit is going to be a great initiative for homeowners in Sault Ste. Marie and Algoma,” says Christian Provenzano, Liberal candidate for Sault Ste. Marie.

“With our long winters and the cold temperatures that come with them, keeping heating costs down is a top-of-mind priority. The Green Renovation Tax Credit will help local households save money by making eco-friendly improvements to their homes. It will also help the environment by decreasing carbon dioxide emissions.”

By making the Green Renovation Tax Credit permanent, the Liberal party will help Canadian families with the cost of renovating their homes to become more energy-efficient.

It will also encourage the growth of small businesses in the energy-efficiency field.

“The environment is a big issue with many of the people that I’ve spoken with during this campaign,” says Provenzano. “However, many of them are also worried about the financial costs of making sustainable choices.”

“The great thing with the Green Renovation Tax Credit is that now local residents won’t have to choose between sustainability and saving money. This permanent and progressive tax credit will help them do both.”

“In particular, I think this credit can be another way to help our local seniors. I’ve heard the concerns of many older residents about rising home heating costs. Seniors ready to make their homes more energy-efficient will have assistance available to them with the Green Renovation Tax Credit.”

The Green Renovation Tax Credit is part of the Liberal party’s Family Pack.

The credit will operate in a similar manner to the popular Home Renovation Tax Credit that was cancelled by the Harper Government.

The credit will also pay for 50 percent of the home energy audit that will need to be conducted before renovations begin.

Says Provenzano: “In our area we really see it all, from mid-April blizzards to 100 degree Fahrenheit heat in the summer. Keeping our homes heated and cooled efficiently makes a real difference on the utility bills. The Green Energy Tax Credit will help local families save money and also protect the environment. It’s another way to put the Sault and area first.”

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