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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Federal Cabinet Minister Says Harper Government is Keeping Taxes Low

The Regional Minister for New Brunswick, Fundy Royal MP Rob Moore tells CHSJ News the federal budget, which some have called boring, is continuing to keep a lid on tax increases. 

He points out the average family of four is paying 34 hundred dollars less in taxes now than back in 2006. 

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation is critical of the Harper Government, in its words, frittering away money on snowmobile trails but Moore argues upgrading snowmobile, A-T-V and walking trails generates more tourism.

Moore also points out federal money is being set aside to speed up approval of the Energy East pipeline to Saint John and promises there will be an unprecedented amount of money that's going to start rolling out this year for local and provincial infrastructure improvements.