Released on April 19th, Budget 2021 is our government’s plan to bridge Canadians and Canadian businesses through the COVID-19 pandemic and towards a robust recovery. Through this historic investment, our government plans to address the specific wounds of the COVID-19 recession, while putting people first, creating jobs, growing the middle class, supporting our seniors and vulnerable populations, setting businesses on a track for long-term growth, and ensuring that Canada’s future will be healthier, more equitable, greener, and more prosperous. It proposes to extend business and income support measures through to the fall and to make investments to create jobs and help businesses across the economy come roaring back. It will support almost 500,000 new training and work opportunities including 215,000 opportunities for youth; support businesses in our most affected sectors such as tourism and arts and culture; make key investments to ramp up our bio-manufacturing capacity; and accelerate investments in digital transformation of small and medium-sized businesses. Budget 2021 is a plan that puts the government on track to meet its commitment to create 1 million jobs by the end of the year. We encourage you to see below for the various highlights that our government will be moving forward with as we work to build back even better with Canadians.
- Early learning and Child Care for Children
- Climate Change
- Indigenous Communities
- An Affordable Place to Call Home
- Addressing the Opioid Crisis and Substance Use
- Supporting Seniors
- Strengthening Canada’s Bio-manufacturing and Life Sciences Sector
- Mental Health
- Gun Control
To read the entire budget visit the Budget 2021 webpage.
As your Member of Parliament, I appreciate hearing from constituents on matters of importance under the jurisdiction of the federal government. Should you have any questions or require clarification on measures our government is taking to support Canadians, I encourage you to reach out to my office.