Parliamentary Secretary Scott Armstrong seeks Canadians' views on how to continue to build a stronger, more prosperous Canada
ST. JOHN'S, Jan. 28, 2014 /CNW/ - Scott Armstrong, Parliamentary Secretary to the Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development, today hosted a roundtable with business representatives and community leaders in St. John's.
The Harper Government will continue to 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 always welcomes suggestions on how it can further improve government efficiency and reduce unnecessary spending.
- 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.
"Today's roundtable in St. John's is part of our government's consultations that will inform future policies and help us create jobs, growth and long-term prosperity, while ensuring the best use of taxpayers' money. It's important for us to hear how government can help Canadians to reach their full potential and to actively participate in the job market and in their communities."
- Scott Armstrong, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Employment and Social Development
SOURCE: Employment and Social Development Canada
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