Budget Day in B.C.
As per tradition, some provincial ‘goodies’ have already been announced. For example, we already know it will include $29 million for school supplies, an extra $50 per month for disability recipients, $5 million for action on the Province’s opioid crisis and $140 million to improve access and target key mental-health initiatives.
Locally, the Prince George Chamber of Commerce will be looking for some follow-through on resolutions its put forward related to infrastructure.
“Primarily transportation related infrastructure,” says CEO Christie Ray. “We hope some of those concerns have been addressed. It would also be fabulous to see other goodies for small business – maybe more on the commitment to red tape reduction.”
In a presentation to the Select Standing Committee on Finance in October, Ray outlined the financial challenges facing YXS because it is on leased land from the federal government. Thus, YXS is not eligible for critical infrastructure funding from the federal government.
De Jong has already promised today’s budget will be his fifth consecutive balanced budget. 250News will provide full coverage later this afternoon.