As we are getting into our warmer months, I hope you are getting out and enjoying our wonderful community. While we approach this time of year, I’d like to take some time to update you on some of the work happening in Ottawa to price pollution, provide internet to rural communities and support farmers.
This year, it is no longer free to pollute in Canada. Pollution and climate change are real threats to our country and pricing pollution is a proven and cost-effective way to reduce greenhouse emissions. The revenue collected goes directly back to you through the Climate Action Incentive. The typical family of 4 received about $307 back on their taxes. Pricing pollution creates incentives to choose cleaner options while also creating jobs. Choosing to use green solutions like public transit, efficient vehicles, LED lightbulbs, and smart thermostats means you can keep more of the incentive in your pocket.
The internet is becoming ever more important to our lives. We can now pay our bills online, do homework, and keep in touch with our loved ones near or far. Our government is working on making these services reliable and affordable through Budget 2019’s $5 billion investment to support rural internet. Through the Connect to Innovate program we are connecting over 900 communities to reliable internet. We are also introducing programs partnering with internet providers to ensure low-cost internet is available to low income families.
Today, the risks for farmers are increasingly complex. To support them, this budget invests $417 million in the Canadian Agricultural Partnership to strengthen the agricultural and agri-food sector to help manage these risks. This is done through programs that work to expand Canadian markets, helping get Canadian products to your table and to families around the world. This budget also includes $50 million for local food infrastructure including farmer’s markets.
Canadians deserve policy that protects our environment and grows our economy. We are focused on making life more affordable for families. These benefits are directly helping Waterloo Region families just like yours.
I am always here to help with federal issues or questions. Please, do not hesitate to get in touch with my office by phone at 519-624-7440 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All my best,
Bryan May, MP
Member of Parliament for Cambridge