Ottawa, December 5, 2012

Archived - Minister Flaherty Welcomes the Passage of the Jobs and Growth Act, 2012 by the House of Commons

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The Honourable Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance, today welcomed the passage of the Jobs and Growth Act, 2012, Bill C-45, by the House of Commons.

“This Act is an important step in securing jobs, growth and long-term prosperity for Canadians,” said Minister Flaherty. “It promotes innovation and trade, supports families and communities, and respects taxpayers’ dollars.”

The Jobs and Growth Act, 2012 will bolster Canada’s economy and help improve communities across Canada with initiatives that build a strong economy and create jobs; support families and communities; promote clean energy; enhance the neutrality of the tax system; and respect taxpayers’ dollars.

The Act will:

Build a strong economy and create jobs by:

Support families and communities by:

Promote clean energy and enhance neutrality of the tax system by:

Respect taxpayers’ dollars by:

The Jobs and Growth Act, 2012 now moves to the Senate for review and debate.

For further information, media may contact:

Kathleen Perchaluk
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Finance

Jack Aubry
Media Relations
Department of Finance

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