Ottawa, April 4, 2012
The Honourable Ted Menzies, Minister of State (Finance), today spoke to the Economic Club of Canada in Ottawa about how Economic Action Plan 2012 will leverage sustained economic growth and job creation by expanding trade and opening new markets for Canadian businesses.
“Our Government understands that Canada’s prosperity is linked to reaching beyond our borders for economic opportunities that serve to grow Canada’s trade and investment,” said Minister Menzies. “In less than six years, Canada has concluded new free trade agreements with nine countries and concluded or brought into force foreign investment promotion and protection agreements with 10 others.”
Economic Action Plan 2012 builds on these successes by:
“Free and open trade has long been a powerful engine for Canada’s economy,” said Minister Menzies. “The actions we are taking in Economic Action Plan 2012 will be a key cornerstone of Canada’s long-term prosperity in these globally challenging economic times.”
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Office of the Minister of State (Finance)
Department of Finance
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