Northumberland Quinte West MPP Lou Rinaldi broke down the provincial budget at a luncheon in Brighton Friday.
The most popular elements being education, healthcare, infrastructure and jobs.
When asked if Quinte has a stake in the Liberal’s plan to create more than 300,000 jobs by the end of 2019, the MPP pointed to closed door discussions of a major industry coming to Trenton.
Rinaldi wouldn’t comment if this was in relation to the piece of property Quinte West purchased a month ago on Carrying Place Road, with the aim of attracting new industry.
Today, Mayor Jim Harrison tells Quinte News he remains hopeful that he will have some good news soon.
Meanwhile, Brighton mayor Mark Walas said he is pleased with what is in the budget for his municipality.
Mark Walas says it’s encouraging to hear initiatives around education, healthcare and infrastructure.
He adds that while the budget is promising, it will take time to see how these programs will roll out and what other services may potentially be impacted to attain these goals.