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OTTAWA, Mar 5 (Canadian-Media): 2018 Federal Budget's focus on equality and growth of Canada's middle class was applauded Friday by Ruby Sahota, Member of Parliament (MP) for Brampton North applauded, media reports said.
“The Government has an outstanding record of working to support the middle class and those working hard to join it; this budget is yet another positive step forward. With more money for low income and middle class Canadians, including families, women and newcomers, Budget 2018 will help ensure that everyone in this country, including my five year old son, is given the same opportunity to succeed.” Sahota was reported to state.
Ruby Sahota and Bill Morneau
Canadian Government's investment in people and in communities according to official reports, over the last two years, complemented emergence of stronger middle class which had reportedly contributed to Canada’s economic growth and helped create better jobs.
This progress was possible, official reports said, by Federal Finance Minister. Bill Morneau's strategy of Equality + Growth: A Strong Middle Class which reportedly supported the Government’s people-centric approach.
The 2018 budget aims to see that most needy persons should be benefited by this program which would reportedly improve access to the Canada Child Benefit and the new Canada Workers Benefit program.
The government's aim to help struggling Canadians by providing them with additional funding to the Rental Construction Financing Initiative would reportedly enable them to construct new rental units across the country.
The government's ground-breaking research and creation of more well-paying jobs would reportedly benefit everyone by investing in five innovation superclusters across Canada.
The five selected superclusters funded by the government -- include the Ocean Supercluster (Atlantic Canada), the SCALE.AI Supercluster (Quebec), the Protein Industries Supercluster (Prairies), the Digital Technology Supercluster (British Columbia) and the Advanced Manufacturing Supercluster (Ontario) -- will support over 300 small businesses who can draw on the expertise of the larger multinational enterprises.
Gender issues and diversity imbalance, supporting women-led companies and under-represented groups, particularly Indigenous communities across Canada is being addressed by each supercluster.
Several new funding streams to support women with new skills needed by them in the workforce, including a three-year pilot program specifically for newcomer women of visible minorities is being reportedly launched by Canada.
(Reporting by Asha Bajaj)