Crowfoot MP Kevin Sorenson welcomed the “economic action plan” that the federal government outlined in its budget last week.
In a news release, Sorenson said the government continues to focus on creating jobs, economic growth and long-term prosperity.
“Keeping taxes low and our steadfast commitment to a balanced federal budget by 2015 is good news for Alberta workers and their families,” he said.
“This budget takes action by helping Canadians actually connect with jobs they want, continuing to build infrastructure with a new Building Canada Plan, and (also) working to support high-quality, value-added jobs in important sectors of the Canadian economy.
“These initiatives will be useful in our riding. We received funding from the first Building Canada Fund. Our local agriculture and energy sectors will benefit from this budget providing tax relief for new manufacturing equipment; a new Canada Job Grant; the creation of further opportunities for apprentices; and the largest investment in job-creating infrastructure in the history of Canada.
“Budget 2013’s Community Improvement Fund will work to support local community projects in communities in our riding, and across Canada. I hope we can work with the new P3 Canada Fund — to support innovative ways to build infrastructure projects faster and provide better value for tax-payers through public-private partnerships.”