Oromocto (September 3, 2020) – A Liberal government will Implement a Home Renovation Incentive Program with a focus on energy efficiency.
Liberal Leader Kevin Vickers noted that making our living spaces more energy efficient is good for the environment and helps individuals reduce monthly bills.
“Many New Brunswickers have felt financial pressures and uncertainty due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but need to make renovations to their home”, explained Vickers. “The Home Renovation Incentive Program will lower monthly bills for people and reduce energy consumption.
“It will also spur economic activity throughout New Brunswick. Small contractors would see a kickstart to their business, and hardware store would see an increase in sales,” added Vickers.
“Under Blaine Higgs our economy has been ignored. New Brunswick is the province that invested the least in economic recovery initiatives. Blaine Higgs wants you to think that everything is back to normal, but our businesses are still feeling the repercussions of the Covid-19 pandemic.”
Working together under a Liberal government will help our economy rebound in the short term and grow to new heights in the medium and long-term. “Our Liberal team will transform our economy to bring good jobs and good salaries to New Brunswickers in all regions,” said Vickers.
The renovation program will also help the environment, an important issue that Blaine Higgs has ignored for the past two years. “The Liberal Party is committed to addressing climate change and growing a sustainable economy. The Home Renovation Incentive Program will help us grow our economy in a responsible and environmentally friendly way.”
Under the Home Renovation Incentive Program, the government will contribute 50 per cent of a home-renovation project to a maximum of $2,500 per household. The work would need to be done by a licensed contractor.