January 31, 2011
Federal cabinet ministers hold consultations on the economy with hard-working Canadians
Minister Rona Ambrose (sixth from left), Minister Stockwell Day (fifth from left), Minister Diane Finley (fourth from left), along with colleagues MP Mike Lake (far left) and Tim Uppal (far right) held an economic roundtable to hear from Edmonton business owners in preparation for our Conservative Government’s next budget.
Three Cabinet members in Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s government today met with small business owners and working families in Edmonton to discuss ways to create even more jobs and economic growth, as the government plans for the next phase of Canada’s Economic Action Plan.
The Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development , hosted the meeting and was accompanied by co-hosts the Honourable Stockwell Day, President of the Treasury Board, and the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Public Works and Government Services.
“The economy of all the regions of our country remains the number one priority of the Prime Minister and our government,” said Minister Finley “Our government will continue to focus on job creation, retirement savings for seniors, and the financial security of all Canadian families. We will thus continue to pay particular attention to the economy of our regions because they play a major role in the development of our country.”
Launched in 2009, the Economic Action Plan has so far contributed to the creation of more than 440 000 new jobs since July 2009, and has helped the country emerge from the global economic crisis faster and stronger than most other major industrial countries around the world.
“It is clear that the Economic Action Plan is working,” continued Minister Finley. “It has created jobs in all regions of the country and provided financial security to Canadian families throughout the worst global recession since the Second World War.”
Over the coming months, as the next phase of the Economic Action Plan is developed, Minister Finley, the Prime Minister and his government will travel to all regions of our country to gather input from Canadians on the next phase of Canada’s Economic Action Plan.