Surrey: As we approach the one year anniversary of the 42nd federal election — Randeep Sarai, M.P. for Surrey-Centre takes the opportunity to highlight the progress the federal government has made for positive change in Surrey.
Today Randeep Sarai said: “Over the past twelve months our government made real change and we are keeping to the promises that we made in the last federal election. It’s been a busy and exciting year for Surrey – over the past twelve months we have been working hard to deliver on our commitments and our promises to Surreyites and Canadians alike.”
“In the last federal budget – Surrey won big. In late August, I along with my colleague Minister of Veteran’s Affairs, Kent Hehr, announced that Surrey would be the only place in the country with a new Veteran’s service centre. This facility will help to service close to 8000 veterans that call Surrey and the Lower Mainland home”
“One the largest impacts that our government has accomplished over the past twelve months has been the new Canada Child Benefit. In July – the average Surrey family saw an increase of almost $2,300 over the previous year. This meant more money in more pockets and for those who need it most.”
“This summer, we also announced that the Federal Government will invest $460 million in public transit funding. This means that our Government is investing over $10 million towards planning and designing for a south of the Fraser rapid transit solution for Surrey. Along with planning for LRT in Surrey – we’ve also invested $20 million towards upgrading and building new bus exchanges, roadways and utility projects.”
“The ‘E’ division RCMP headquarters is among Surrey’s most prominent institutions and one of Canada’s largest policing centres. I was proud when our government announced that we will invest over $60 million towards a new RCMP forensics lab to be co-located at the Green Timbers RCMP headquarters”
“Last winter, we announced that our government would be doubling the number of jobs funded by the Canada Summer Jobs program to nearly 70,000 from over 34,000 in 2015. This summer it meant over $500,000 in funding, over 150 jobs for students of Surrey and employment for critical community organizations such as Downtown Surrey Business Improvement Association, Surrey Natural Areas, Arcus Community Resources Centre and the SuperChefs Cookery for Kids.”