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NDP says federal budget falls short on Aboriginal needs, housing, job creation

February 13, 2014

“What concrete measures are there for the regions?”

The MP for Nunavik says the new federal budget falls short on measures that could benefit rural and northern regions like his.

Romeo Saganash, the New Democratic Party MP for Abitibi-James Bay-Nunavik-Eeyou, says the Conservative government’s 2014-15 budget, delivered Feb.11, offers little support for Aboriginal people, social housing, natural resources and job creation.

“What concrete measures are there for the regions?” Saganash said in a Feb. 11 news release. “There is no new money, or very little, for these priorities.”

Read more: http://www.nunatsiaqonline.ca/stories/article/65674ndp_says_federal_budget_falls_short_on_aboriginal_people_housing_job_c/

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