Vancouver to help shape Budget 2014 through pre-budget consultation

Government seeks Canadians' views on how to continue to build a stronger, more prosperous Canada

VANCOUVER, Jan. 17, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Alice Wong, Minister of State (Seniors), today hosted a pre-budget consultation with business representatives, community leaders and academics. The roundtable was one of several consultations in communities across the country in preparation for Economic Action Plan 2014.

To ensure that all Canadians can participate in this process, in addition to the ongoing series of pre-budget roundtables, Canadians are also invited to submit their views online.

Quick Facts

  • The Government is committed to having a balanced budget by 2015. The Government has set an ambitious debt-to-GDP target of 25 per cent by 2021, and will reduce that ratio to pre-recession levels by 2017.
  • Canada leads the G-7 in job creation, income growth, and keeping debt levels low.

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"Today's roundtable is part of a larger series of consultations that will inform future Government policy and help our government create jobs, growth and long-term prosperity, while ensuring the best use of taxpayers' money. I'm particularly interested in hearing about how the Government can better support seniors in maintaining a high quality of life and continuing to be active members of their communities."
-- Alice Wong, Minister of State (Seniors)

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SOURCE Employment and Social Development Canada

For further information:

Earl Maynard
Office of the Minister of State (Seniors)
613-716-5422

Media Relations Office
Employment and Social Development Canada
819-994-5559
media@hrsdc-rhdcc.gc.ca
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