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Central Nova MP Sean Fraser says Budget focuses on Defeating COVID-19, Creating Jobs and Growth and Sets the Stage for Recovery

Central Nova MP Sean Fraser says there are a number of measures in this week’s federal

Central Nova MP Sean Fraser 
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budget that will be welcomed by residents of his riding.  Fraser says the budget aims to maintain a focus on defeating COVID-19 as quickly as possible, creating jobs and growth in communities and setting the stage for a recovery.  Fraser says in fighting COVID-19 there’s over $4 billion to strengthen provincial health care systems and an additional $1 billion to expedite the roll-out of vaccines.

Fraser, who is Parliamentary Secretary to Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland, says a number of the issues that he heard in pre-budgetary consultations locally and across the country are addressed in this budget.