Minister Sorenson hosts pre-budget consultation in Mississauga
OTTAWA, Jan. 21, 2015 /CNW/ - Minister of State (Finance) Kevin Sorenson today hosted a roundtable pre-budget consultation in Mississauga with the Mississauga Board of Trade, along with local Members of Parliament Stella Ambler, Brad Butt, Bob Dechert and Wladyslaw Lizon.
He also participated in a roundtable with local business leaders in the Village of Streetsville with MP Brad Butt.
The pre-budget consultations, which began in November 2014, are allowing Canadians to provide valuable input on how the Government can continue to create jobs, improve growth and help ensure long-term prosperity.
Canadians are also invited to participate through online consultations. The Government is seeking the input of Canadians on five key questions.
- The Canadian economy has posted one of the strongest job creation records in the Group of Seven (G-7) over the recovery, with more than 1.2 million jobs created since July 2009.
- The Government will balance the federal budget in 2015, and deliver close to $27 billion in tax relief and increased benefits for hard-working families with children over this year and the next five years.
- The Government is supporting families through proposals to increase and expand the Universal Child Care Benefit, introduce the Family Tax Cut, and increase the Child Care Expense Deduction dollar limits.
"Through Economic Action Plan 2015, our Government will continue to help create jobs, encourage skills development and balance the budget in 2015. I look forward to hearing Canadians' ideas on what we can do to further support and grow the economy for the benefit of all Canadians."
- Kevin Sorenson, Minister of State (Finance)
"I value the insight, ideas and advice that the business community of Mississauga shared with us today on the upcoming budget. By listening to people's ideas, we believe this will allow us to prepare a budget that better reflects the priorities of all Canadians."
- Brad Butt, Member of Parliament for Mississauga–Streetsville
SOURCE Finance Canada
For further information: Meagan Murdoch, Communications, Office of the Minister of State (Finance), 613-369-5696; Stéphanie Rubec, Media Relations, Department of Finance, 613-369-4000