Government seeks Canadians' views on how to continue to build a stronger, more prosperous Canada
HALIFAX, Jan. 15, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Candice Bergen, Minister of State (Social Development), today hosted a pre-budget consultation with business representatives, local organizations, and community leaders. 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 round tables, 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 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 Halifax 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."
—Candice Bergen, Minister of State (Social Development)
- Introduction to Pre-Budget Online Consultation (Department of Finance Canada)
SOURCE: Canada's Economic Action Plan
For further information:
A/Director of Communications
Office of the Minister of State (Social Development)
Media Relations Office
Employment and Social Development Canada
Follow us on Twitter