According to Parry Sound-Muskoka MP Tony Clement, Canada’s 2014-2015 Budget focuses on what people really care about. That means employment and infrastructure projects, with the spending aimed at connecting workers with unfilled jobs. The budget will also see $40 million spent on repairing and
maintaining small craft harbours across Canada and $305 million over five years to enhance broadband high-speed internet access for rural and Northern communities.

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Changes to charity donations are also coming. Now when a Canadian charity gets donations from a state known to sponsor terrorism, Canada’s Minister of National Revenue can refuse to register the
charity and revoke its charitable status. More from Clement on how the budget will affect local residents…

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Overall, the budget brings $1.8 billion in new spending, which is being financed by an increase in tobacco product taxes to the tune of $4 per carton or 50 cents a pack.