Calgary, March 22, 2013

Archived - Economic Action Plan 2013: Positioning Canada for Success in the 21st —Century Global Economy

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The Honourable Ted Menzies, Minister of State (Finance), today highlighted how Economic Action Plan 2013 will build on the Harper Government’s record of delivering results for Canadians at an event hosted by the Calgary Chamber of Commerce.

“Economic Action Plan 2013 marks the next chapter in keeping our Government’s commitment to Canadians: creating jobs, growth and long-term prosperity while keeping taxes low for families and businesses, and balancing the budget in 2015,” said Minister Menzies. “Canada’s resilient economic performance in an uncertain world is the clearest evidence needed to demonstrate the effectiveness of our plan.”

Economic Action Plan 2013 builds on this success with important steps to position Canada for success in the 21st-century global economy by:

  • Helping Canadians obtain the skills and qualifications they need to get jobs in high-demand fields;
  • Helping manufacturers and businesses succeed in the global economy by enhancing the conditions for growth and innovation.
  • Introducing a new Building Canada Plan that will lead to better roads, bridges and public transit in cities and communities across Canada; and
  • Investing in world-class research and innovation to help ensure new ideas are developed and transferred from laboratories into the marketplace.

“While the Canadian economy continues to grow and create jobs, the challenges confronting us remain significant, and we cannot afford to become complacent,” said Minister Menzies. “Economic Action Plan 2013 is testament to our Government’s commitment to strengthen our economy for all Canadians, and the determination to see our plan through.”

For further information, media may contact:

Bram Sepers
Office of the Minister of State (Finance)

Jack Aubry
Media Relations
Department of Finance

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