Stratford News Reaction to federal budget SHARE ON: Ethan Rabidoux, staff Wednesday, Feb. 12th, 2014 The federal Conservatives brought down their budget yesterday. Finance minister Jim Flaherty presented it to the House of Commons at 4:00pm Tuesday. Perth-Wellington MP Gary Schellenberger likes what he sees. [sc_embed_player fileurl=”http://cjcsradio.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/garybudgetgood.mp3″] The government committed $500 million over two years for auto-sector innovations and $305 million to improve internet access in rural areas. The government has also set aside a $3 billion contingency fund. Schellenberger especially likes this aspect of the budget. [sc_embed_player fileurl=”http://cjcsradio.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/garybudgetrainyday.mp3″] Since coming to power in 2006, the Conservatives have added $200 billion to the national debt after inheriting an $11 billion annual surplus from the previous government.