Ramesh Sangha, Member of Parliament from Brampton Centre organized a Town Hall Meeting in his office premises on September 6, 2016 on the topics of Innovation, Infrastructure Investment, Entrepreneurship and Small Businesses. The meeting was also attended by a large number of constituents besides a former MP and Parliamentary Secretary, Mr. Sarkis Assadourian. Mr. Sarkis had also represented the riding of Brampton centre from 1997 to 2003. The meeting started with a welcome note from MP Sangha followed by a presentation on the emerging issues pertaining to these topics.
MP Sangha brought out that keeping in the promises made by the government before election; the government is doing its best to keep up the election promises of uplifting the middle classes. He mentioned that this is an uphill task as last 10 years of the previous government had not seen any significant infrastructure investment. The Rt. Honourable Prime Minster Justin Trudeau has a vision and Will to take major steps of bold investment in building and constructing infrastructure keeping in view the needs of future. More so the aspect of climate change and cleaner energy. He stressed the point that innovation in all fields especially the technology, is the need of hour. Government of Canada is focussing on this need. It is first time that a ministry of Innovation, Science and Economic Development has been created. Hon. Navdeep Bains, who is a vibrant and competent Minister is heading the ministry and giving directions. A separate Ministry of infrastructure has been created under Hon. Amarjeet Sohi. MP Sangha also pointed out that we need to improve upon in our ranking in development amongst the industrialized counties, also called Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
There was an active participation from the attendees. A free flow of ideas, suggestions and issues affecting growth, economy, middle classes, generation of more employment, operation of small businesses and impetus to infrastructure were discussed. However there is a need to ensure that these changes should have a long term vision which ultimately leads to growth in economy and improvement in the lives of middle classes.
MP Sangha concluded the meeting with thanks to all participants and assured that relevant suggestions will be forwarded to right committee and ministries for active considerations of the decision makers.
MP Ramesh Sangha Office