Ottawa, April 18, 2012
The Honourable Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance, will be in Washington, DC, from April 19-21 to advance Canada’s global economic priorities during meetings of the Group of Twenty (G-20), International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank.
“As our Economic Action Plan 2012 makes clear, Canada is making good progress in meeting its G-20 commitments, including taking action to support strong, sustainable and long-term economic growth and job creation,” said Minister Flaherty. “We will work with our G-20 partners to address immediate vulnerabilities, strengthen the foundations for growth over the medium term, and achieve strong, sustainable and balanced global growth. G-20 meetings offer an opportunity for Canada to work collaboratively with key international partners to coordinate macroeconomic policies.”
As part of the IMF and World Bank meetings, Minister Flaherty will stress the important role of both institutions in pursuing global growth and stability. “The IMF and World Bank play a critical role in these turbulent economic times, and these meetings are important for their effective governance,” he said.
While in Washington, Minister Flaherty will also participate in a panel discussion on global economic issues at the fourth annual Bertelsmann Foundation-Financial Times conference on April 19 at the Newseum.
For further information, media may contact:
Mary Ann Dewey-Plante
Office of the Minister of Finance
Department of Finance
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