Minister Jason Kenney seeks Canadians' views on how to continue to build
a stronger, more prosperous Canada
TORONTO, Jan. 17, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social
Development and Minister for Multiculturalism, today hosted two
pre-budget consultations with business representatives, community
leaders and academics. The roundtables were part of several
consultations in communities across the country in preparation for
Economic Action Plan 2014.
Budget 2014 will focus on job creation, promoting economic growth, and
securing Canada's long-term prosperity — all while returning to balanced budgets in 2015. To this end, the
federal government also welcomes suggestions on how it can further
improve government efficiency and reduce unnecessary spending.
Canadians can provide their input online, as the federal government has
launched a pre-budget consultation through the federal Department of
Finance website. Anyone interested in participating can find more
information at www.fin.gc.ca.
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
"Our Conservative Government knows that the number one priority for
Canadians remains the economy. While Canada is on the right track, with
the best growth record among all G-7 countries, Canada is faced with
continued economic uncertainty from beyond our borders. That is why we want to hear directly from Canadians on how to better position Canada
for further job creation and economic growth."
-Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development and
Minister for Multiculturalism
SOURCE: Canada's Economic Action Plan
For further information:
Office of the Minister
Media Relations Office
Employment and Social Development Canada
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