Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau recently presented the 2018 Federal Budget in Ottawa.
Local MP Niki Ashton spoke to Arctic Radio News and said that Morneau talked about the north being majestic and that he wants to tour it, but the budget doesn’t have any solutions or commitments when it comes to issues like job loss.
She added that our region is going through a difficult time, and the budget doesn’t reflect it. Ashton said that it speaks to how the government is “out of touch” with what the region is going through. The MP said that the government needs to be on board to help find a solution to protect and create northern jobs.
Ashton added that there were some important commitments made in terms of child welfare for First Nations.