Local MPP says provincial budget ignores Niagara

St. Catharines NDP MPP Jennie Stevens is slamming the plan for excluding at risk populations in Niagara .

Stevens noting the budget does not include funding to address the affordable housing crisis in our egion.

The MPP adding "I think the Premier and Minister Fedeli are forgetting there's more to Ontario than just Toronto. St. Catharines deserves just as much attention. We are in crisis mode. Almost nothing was established in the budget for our senior, veteran, or low income residents and it's shameful."

Stevens says without funding, the housing crisis, opioid use and mental health issues will increase over time.