Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited the Gore Meadows Community Centre and Library in Brampton Nov. 2 to announce increases to the Canada Child Benefit (CCB). Brampton Mayor Linda Jeffrey hosted the prime minister during his visit where he was also greeted by Raj Grewal, MP Brampton East and several local residents at the centre.
Changes to the CCB were revealed a week earlier within the Progress for the Middle Class plan under the federal Fall Economic Statement 2017. It states that the government will increase the CCB annually to reduce poverty among children and low income families.
Trudeau cited the ever increasing cost of living, in not just Brampton, but across the country as the main reason for the additional support for families. “Raising kids is expensive – really expensive – so we set out to do more for those who work hard every day to make this country an even better place to call home, an even better place for their kids’ future,” he said.
Also in attendance at the announcement were Ruby Sahota, MP Brampton North; and Ramesh Sangha, MP Brampton Centre.
For information: www.budget.gc.ca
(Pictured L to R: Prime Minister Trudeau speaks with families and staff at the Gore Meadows Community Centre in Brampton with Mayor Linda Jeffrey and MP Raj Grewal looking on November 2, 2017 by PMO)