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New West chamber likes Falcon's budget

The provincial budget presented by Finance Minister Kevin Falcon on Tuesday will be good for B.C., according to the New Westminster Chamber of Commerce.
In a release, the chamber said the restraints on spending Falcon proposed were expected and needed until a balanced budget can be achieved.
"We are looking for B.C. to stay the course as per balancing the budget and to ensure accountable and responsible spending," said chamber president Andrew Hopkins in a press release. "This will enhance our economic development efforts by sending a strong message to potential investors."
The chamber praised several things in the budget including job creation measures, elimination of fuel tax on international flights, international investment marketing, initiatives in the new home sector, renovation tax credits and elimination of regulations strangling economic development.

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