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MPP Crack happy with provincial budget


Glengarry-Prescott-Russell MPP Grant Crack is pleased with the provincial go- vernment’s new budget. He is very happy to see some specific funding promises for communities in his own riding, along with the overall budget plan for support of Ontario infrastructure and health care systems, future economic development, and reduction of the provincial debt. “A very progressive budget,” Grant said during an interview, April 29, while he was in Embrun to attend the Dylan’s Journey motorcycle rally in support of Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) research. “I am very happy to see Glengarry-Prescott-Russell mentioned.” Champlain Township will receive $2.9 million in the 2017 provincial budget for reconstruction of High Street in Vankleek Hill, from its intersection with Highway 34 andMain Street to the southern limit of the township. The MPP also noted that the village of Limoges, which straddles the border betweenThe NationMunicipality and Rus- sell Township, should be in line for some assistance from the province for a future community Health HUB project. The provincial budget also includes plans for an increase in annual gas tax allocation provided to municipalities which have pu- blic transit systems.The dedicatedmoney is

Une augmentation de l’allocation fiscale pour les municipalités dotées de systèmes de transport en commun, dans le budget provincial de cette année, devrait être une bonne nouvelle à quelques tables du conseil dans Prescott-Russell qui ont des projets d’infrastructure.

for road and bridge infrastructure improve- ments in all benefiting municipalities. The increase in the annual gas tax funding will

result from increasing the municipal share of the provincial gasoline tax motorists pay at the pump, from two cents now to four

cents starting this year. More details on the 2017 budget are avai- lable online at

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