On April 7, 2022, the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, released Budget 2022: A Plan to Grow our Economy and Make Life More Affordable. Our economy has recovered 112% of the jobs that were lost during the first months of COVID and our real GDP is a full 1.3% above where it was before the pandemic, but Canadians know that fighting COVID and the COVID recession has come at a high price. We will continue to review and reduce government spending because that is the responsible thing to do. However, our first step is investing in people, the backbone of a strong and growing economy.
Budget 2022 proposes three pillars: investing in people, investing in the green transition, and investing in innovation and productivity. These pillars will create jobs and prosperity today, and build a stronger economic future for our children. This budget is a plan to grow our economy and make life more affordable. 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.
- Making Housing More Affordable
- A Strong and Resilient Economy
- Clean Air and a Strong Economy
- Creating Good Middle Class Jobs
- Canada’s Leadership in the World
- Strong Public Health Care
- Moving Forward with Reconciliation
- Safe and Inclusive Communities
- Tax Fairness and Effective Government
To read the entire budget visit the Budget 2022 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.