Government seeks Canadians' views on how to continue to build a stronger, more prosperous Canada.
VANCOUVER, Jan. 10, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Candice Bergen, Minister of State (Social Development), today hosted a pre-budget meeting with local stakeholder organizations. 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.
- 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 the Government 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 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 Employment and Social Development Canada can better assist Canadians to reach their full potential and to actively participate in the job market and in their communities."
—Candice Bergen, Minister of State (Social Development)
- Introduction to Pre-Budget Online Consultation (Department of Finance Canada)
SOURCE: Employment and Social Development Canada
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Office of the Minister of State (Social Development)