February 12, 2014, Simcoe, Ontario – The Member of Parliament for Haldimand-Norfolk, Diane Finley, welcomes the federal budget, Economic Action Plan 2014, and its focus on job creation, economic growth, and keeping taxes low—along with its plan to get back to balance by 2015.
“I’m pleased that Economic Action Plan 2014 offers support to the families and businesses of Haldimand-Norfolk, with some specific measures for farmers and fishermen in our area,” says MP Diane Finley.
For generations the agriculture industry has been critical to the economy in Haldimand-Norfolk. Economic Action Plan 2014 brings good news for farmers with a number of measures, such as new innovations and research in agriculture.
“We’ve also extended the eligibility and simplified Lifetime Capital Gains tax rules for farmers and fishermen who want to keep their businesses in the family, and pass them to future generations – which is great news for our region,” explains Finley.
The Harper Government’s Economic Action Plan 2014 will continue to improve economic conditions for small businesses, with an expected $2 billion in tax relief being offered for 2014 and more paid internships for recent graduates. Plus, there will be a new initiative to better promote products made and grown in Canada.
The Economic Action Plan 2014 investment to extend and enhance access to high-speed broadband networks will be a major benefit to thousands of families in Haldimand-Norfolk’s and throughout southwestern Ontario’s rural communities.
“Through Economic Action Plan 2014 we will continue our sound management of the public purse,” concludes MP Diane Finley. “This is a Budget that will continue to focus on job creation, economic growth and real support for our families and communities—all while balancing the budget for 2015.”
For further information on how you and your family or business can continue to benefit from the Economic Action Plan 2014 please visit www.actionplan.gc.ca .