Armed with a unanimous resolution from the Quebec National Assembly, Jean Charest is calling on Ottawa to ramp up spending in the upcoming budget, with a wish list that includes increased funding for infrastructure, aid for the forestry and manufacturing sectors as well as retraining programs for workers left jobless by the ongoing crisis. He also wants to see more money flowing from the employment insurance system, as well as support for businesses and consumers caught in the credit crunch, including money to “top up” loan guarantees. The premier will make his case to the Prime Minister in person later this week when the first ministers gather in Ottawa to discuss the upcoming federal budget.
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Jean Charest is calling on Ottawa to ramp up spending in the upcoming budget
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