Minister touts budget to Winnipeg biz leaders

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Manitobans need not look further than Ottawa’s federal budget to find light at the end of a pandemic-sized tunnel, believes the MP in charge of small business, export promotion and international trade.

“This is the most business-friendly budget in Canadian history,” said Minister Mary Ng, joining Economic Development Winnipeg virtually Friday afternoon, after the Liberal government tabled a nearly 700-page fiscal blueprint for the country in the House of Commons this week.

“It isn’t 2009 and we can’t take over a decade to recover. That’s why we’re investing in you, in our recovery and in our long-term growth by leaning in and building a Canada that’s ready for the 21st century.”

The webinar event heard lots of zingers from Ng about the government’s plan to “finish the fight against COVID through this budget,” and focused on how it’s a way for workers and businesses to get back on their feet “kicking and thriving.”