On March 22, Canada’s federal government revealed its 2016 federal budget. Titled “Growing the Middle Class,” the budget introduces several measures including tax revisions and infrastructure investments designed to restore a strong middle class—with the ultimate goal of restoring Canada’s economy.
This week the Canadian Gas Association (CGA) spoke out to address the new federal budget. As the official trade association of Canada’s natural gas industry, the CGA responded positively toward many of the initiatives related to the government’s goal of investing $1 billion into clean energy research and infrastructure development. Some of the initiatives involved in that proposed investment include:
“CGA suggested a number of these measures in our pre-budget submission as a way to deliver on the Federal Government's objectives to drive economic growth, grow the middle class, and achieve environmental objectives,” said Timothy M. Egan, President and CEO of the Canadian Gas Association, in a press release issued by the association. “Natural gas utilities look forward to working with the Government of Canada on these important initiatives.”