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FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – With the COVID-19 Recovery Benefit Plan now open for applications, there are a few concerns regarding the fact that funding will be based on the 2019 tax year.

While on Moose Talks Friday morning, Peace River North MLA Dan Davies spoke about the different options that could’ve been used. For example, it could’ve been based on needs, given to people who need funds the most right now, or it could’ve been made taxable for everyone. A big question that Davies is asking now is will the funds be going to people who actually need it most right now, and will it be able to get there quick enough.

Davies was also on hand to discuss the government’s budget and how it seems to be getting pushed back, stating that figuring out the budget is important as many non-profits rely on grants and funding to survive. Not only non-profits but also school districts and hospitals.

Davies says he is currently looking to get the economy back on track for the province, saying that the government needs to get people back to work in order to deal with the current provincial government deficit that we cannot tax our way out of it. According to Davies, we need to get Canadian resources where they need to be.

The full Moose Talks interview can be viewed below.


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