Miller Says Budget Supports Parry Sound Muskoka Residents & Businesses

Miller Says Budget Supports Parry Sound Muskoka Residents & Businesses

Posted: 2021-03-25 07:42:04 By: thebay

Norm Miller, MPP for Parry Sound Muskoka says yesterday’s budget builds on the government’s record investments in response to the global pandemic, bringing total investments to $16.3 billion to protect people’s health and $23.3 billion to protect our economy. Ontario’s COVID-19 action plan support now totals $51 billion. 

Miller says “Working together, we will unleash the economic growth that is necessary for job creation, prosperity and a stronger province."

The Budget includes investments to support people and jobs in Parry Sound-Muskoka, including:

  • An automatic second round of Ontario Small Business Support Grant payments of between $10,000 and $20,000 to eligible small businesses.
    •           A further investment of $2.8 billion to connect homes, business and communities to broadband.
    •           A third round of payments to support parents through the Ontario COVID-19 Child Benefit.
  • Supports for the hard hit tourism and hospitality sector.

Miller express his thanks to the riding saying  “I want to thank our businesses for their sacrifices during the pandemic, for closing or pivoting to online and for abiding by the public health measures. I have heard from many business owners, particularly in the tourism and hospitality sector, that they need more support to make it through until public health restrictions can be safely lifted and I have advocated for further supports. I was pleased to see this budget include significant assistance for our hard hit tourism businesses,” he said.

Listen to the full interview here: