The Quinte West Chamber of Commerce is encouraged by the Federal Liberal government’s plans to expand spending on infrastructure.
Tuesday, the government released its fall economic statement with the deficit for 2016-17 expected to be $25.1 billion while promising $81 billion in new infrastructure cash.
Executive Director Suzanne Andrews said they are excited about the announcement of improved visa processing for low risk, high skilled talent coming into Canada, as many employers in manufacturing and other sectors have voiced issues with the long process.
Andrews said the chamber is still waiting to find out more about the infrastructure spending, adding they are always cautious about taking on more debt and making sure it’s going to be well invested.
She is also keen on plans to spend $2 billion for infrastructure in rural and northern communities.