Reaction to the Federal Budget
Reaction, both positive and negative is rolling in on yesterday’s Federal Budget.
The financial document included a large amount of infrastructure spending, but also included an almost 30-billion dollar deficit.
Political Scientist Allan Warnke says the public will forgive a deficit, provided they see results.
The budget also included $8.4 billion over five years for First Nations Communities.
Nanwakolas Board President Dallas Smith says it’s a positive sign to see the government specifically investing in First Nations communities.
The funding for First Nations includes specific funding for improving primary and secondary education on reserves, and funding to improve drinking water, housing, and family and child services.