Harper government committed to low-tax plan for jobs and growth
(No. 117 - March 23, 2011- 2:30 p.m. ET) The Honourable Peter Van Loan, Minister of International Trade, today highlighted the benefits of the Next Phase of Canada’s Economic Action Plan to families and businesses in Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area. The low-tax plan for jobs and growth will keep the federal government on track to return to balanced budgets in the medium term.
“Our government is focused on the economy, on supporting hard-working Canadians and their families and on completing and securing the economic recovery,” said Minister Van Loan. “Our plan will keep taxes low for Ontario families, invest in jobs and growth, and control government spending to eliminate the deficit.”
Building on the sustainable, low-tax environment and growth-friendly policies put in place since 2006, the Next Phase of Canada’s Economic Action Plan will focus on supporting job creation, supporting families and communities, investing in innovation, education and training, and preserving Canada’s fiscal advantage.
The Harper government highlighted important initiatives in the Next Phase of Canada’s Economic Action Plan that will support Canadian families and businesses, including:
The government is focused on securing Canada’s economic recovery and on improving the financial security of Canadian workers, seniors and families.
“Our government’s Plan is helping Canadian families and seniors, and we are committed to continue helping them during this fragile global economic recovery,” said Minister Van Loan. “By focusing on investments that promote sustainable economic growth, our government will seek to improve the quality of life for all Canadians, while preserving the public services and culture that define us as a nation.”
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Office of the Honourable Peter Van Loan
Minister of International Trade
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Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada