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MPs consult with businesses prior to forming federal budget

Delta-Richmond East MP Kerry-Lynne Findlay and Richmond MP Alice Wong met with members of the Richmond and Delta chambers of commerce on Monday to discuss what businesses want addressed in the upcoming federal budget. - Martin van den Hemel photo
Delta-Richmond East MP Kerry-Lynne Findlay and Richmond MP Alice Wong met with members of the Richmond and Delta chambers of commerce on Monday to discuss what businesses want addressed in the upcoming federal budget.
— image credit: Martin van den Hemel photo

Seeking input on ways to spark job growth, ignite the economy and reduce barriers to business prior to the 2012 federal budget announcement this March, Richmond MP Alice Wong and Delta-Richmond East MP Kerry-Lynne Findlay met with the Richmond and Delta chambers of commerce on Monday.

And business owners told them they want to see more work done on recognizing foreign credentials, for government to address a shortage in skilled workers, and for government to do more to address violent crime involving businesses.

"There's a concern on the impact of crime on business," Findlay said following Monday morning's meeting at the Richmond Chamber of Commerce.

Alice Wong said she spoke to seniors who expressed concerns about the Old Age Pension and healthcare.

Some businesses mentioned concerns about maintaining or increasing funding for research and development.

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