Calgary, March 30, 2012
The Honourable Ted Menzies, Minister of State (Finance), today spoke in Calgary about how Economic Action Plan 2012 will position Canada’s economy for sustained economic growth and job creation, and will secure the country’s prosperity for today and for generations to come.
Speaking just outside the new Bow Building, Minister Menzies said that Economic Action Plan 2012’s support for responsible resource development is key to creating high-quality jobs today and for the future. To that end, he noted the Government will improve the review process for major economic projects to make it more timely and transparent while protecting the environment, and introducing legislation to modernize the regulatory system to realize our objective of “one project, one review.”
Minister Menzies went on to state that “Ultimately, however, our success as a nation rests upon maximizing the power of our greatest asset—our people— and unleashing their full productive potential. Accordingly, Economic Action Plan 2012 invests significantly in training and infrastructure that will support job creation and provide greater opportunities for under-represented groups in the workforce.”
Economic Action Plan 2012 will:
“With Economic Action Plan 2012, the opportunities provided to Canadians and to our nation’s economy are significant and far-reaching,” said Minister Menzies. “And when such opportunities are seized, Canadians succeed. And that’s what our transformative economic plan is all about.”
For further information, media may contact:
Office of the Minister of State (Finance)
Department of Finance
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