OTTAWA, June 7, 2018 /CNW/ - All G7 countries face a common challenge that goes to the heart of how citizens measure progress in their daily lives – namely, whether the benefits of economic growth are fairly shared.
As G7 President, Canada is seized with this economic problem, and has set the goal of achieving growth that works for everyone at the centre of this year's G7 agenda.
The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today released a short report – Achieving Growth that Works for Everyone – to highlight this common challenge and identify ways we can work together to address it. Canada believes the best path forward is to focus on the following priorities:
- Helping workers adapt to the changing world of work;
- Delivering strong growth by investing in people;
- Building strong communities and economies;
- Ensuring that everyone pays their fair share by tackling international tax avoidance and evasion; and,
- Better measuring growth that works for everyone.
No one country has all the answers, and no one country can solve these challenges alone. By sharing ideas and working together, we can make meaningful progress.
These challenges will play a central role in G7 leaders' discussions – discussions which must continue beyond Charlevoix as we work together to create economic growth that benefits everyone, and leave our citizens with a better, more hopeful future.
"In Charlevoix, we will focus on fighting inequality and creating growth that works for everyone. If we meet these challenges head-on, I am confident we can strengthen the middle class and offer real help to people working hard to join it."
—The Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada
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