Montréal, December 3, 2010
The Honourable Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance, today hosted in Montréal a consultation with Canadian business, academic and labour leaders as part of a series of discussions on how Canada’s Economic Action Plan will continue to shape the country’s economic future in Budget 2011.
“We are continuing our consultations on the next phase of our Economic Action Plan,” said Minister Flaherty. “We welcome suggestions from all Canadians but I’m asking them to keep in mind this will not be a year of big new spending.”
These Economic Action Plan consultations will complement the broad economic consultations that the Prime Minister and individual Members of Parliament are conducting across the country to listen to Canadians. The Minister’s consultation will include a number of roundtables with accomplished Canadians, continued consultation with his Economic Advisory Council and town halls.
As part of efforts to listen to a wide variety of opinions, the Government is also conducting online consultations. Those wishing to make submissions can do so by visiting http://www.fin.gc.ca/prebudget-prebudgetaire/1-eng.asp.
“The comments we receive will play an important role in helping to shape the next federal budget and our economic and fiscal agenda,” said Minister Flaherty.
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