Councillors Krause and Frizzell Look Ahead to Federal Budget
Prince George, B.C. – Prince George city councillors Garth Frizzell and Murry Krause have been making a big push ahead of tomorrow’s federal budget.
Both men joined municipal leaders from across the country in Whistler last week in anticipation of the budget which follows two years of what Frizzell calls “unprecedented dialogue between Federation of Canadian Municipality and senior federal officials, cabinet ministers and the Prime Minister.”
He adds he and Krause have been delivering the following message every step of the way: “Municipal leaders are ready to deliver cost-effective local solutions to national challenges – including jobs, growth and emission reductions.”
Frizzell and Krause both support FCM’s budget recommendations including “predictable, long-term allocations to launch the next era of public transit with reasonable cost-sharing so local fiscal limits don’t hamper progress.”
The organization is also calling on the federal government to make “major investments to tackle Canada’s housing crisis by protecting social housing and building new affordable homes,” and “to support local green innovation and to implement a plan to spark economic growth in rural, remote and northern communities.”
“When municipal leaders have a seat at the nation-building table, it’s Canadians who benefit,” says Krause.