I loved this work day with the release of an excellent budget that sees major increases in my two departments - 44% more to better fund second stage housing for abused women and children, domestic violence outreach services and sexual violence community-based support for victims. And in Tourism, Heritage and Culture a major increase of 26% to support this important sector that was among the hardest hit during the pandemic.
The people of our riding will benefit from these real and meaningful increases. As I said (a little more loudly than I intended…lol) while finance minister Ernie Steeves was presenting the budget today…. “Right on!!”