Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs in Expression Appreciation

I joined Ken McMullen, President of the Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs in expressing appreciation for the announcement today that the federal budget will double the volunteer firefighter and search and rescue tax credit. This is truly historic although my bill asked for triple so we will keep pushing as these volunteers deserve our support. This only happened with the efforts across the country by volunteers, their families and friends. Support from almost two hundred municipal and regional governments. I am also personally grateful to my friend Parksville Councillor Sean Wood for his vision and his initiative in bringing this idea to me. Countless meetings with ministers and repeated interventions in parliament along with thousands of signatures on petitions, tabled in the House of Commons by MPs from all political parties did the trick. Making Parliament work from the community up! Here's Denman Island volunteers last month with me, Jagmeet and CVRD Director Daniel Arbour:

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