Ottawa, March 2, 2011

Archived - Harper Government Announces Next Phase of Canada’s Economic Action Plan Will Keep Canada’s Economy Growing and Create Jobs

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The Honourable Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance, announced today that the next phase of Canada’s Economic Action Plan, to be introduced in Parliament on March 22, will focus on keeping Canada’s economy growing and creating better jobs for Canadians.

“As we transition to the next phase of Canada’s Economic Action Plan, measures in this budget will focus on the Harper Government’s key priority of the economy,” said Minister Flaherty. “We will continue to encourage growth and carefully manage government spending in order to balance the budget in the medium term.”

All of the economic output and jobs lost during the recession have been recouped. In fact, over 465,000 jobs have been created since July 2009, more than offsetting all of the jobs lost during the recession. With the global economic recovery still fragile, the Government remains focused on creating jobs and economic growth for Canadians.

“With a recovery now taking hold across the country, the next phase of the Economic Action Plan will focus on strengthening the economy and creating good jobs for Canadians,” said Minister Flaherty.

For further information, media may contact:

Annette Robertson
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Finance

Jack Aubry
Media Relations
Department of Finance

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