Ottawa, June 17, 2013

Archived - Minister of Finance Consults With His Economic Advisory Council

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The Honourable Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance, gathered today with members of his Economic Advisory Council. During the meeting they discussed measures to further stimulate job creation and economic growth and preserve Canada’s economic advantages well into the future.

“I find these meetings extremely valuable”, said Minister Flaherty. “As business people, they know the importance of striking a balance between economic growth and job creation, reduced spending and deficit reduction. Many members commented that they believe we have achieved the right balance here in Canada, and we need to continue to push the U.S. and the European Union to do the same.”

The Economic Advisory Council includes private sector executives from various sectors including infrastructure, manufacturing, finance and resource extraction industries. “I want to thank the Advisory Council members for their thoughtful contributions and ideas that will help us build a stronger and more sustainable economy,” Minister Flaherty added. “Our Government has made tremendous progress over the past seven years, and by listening to private sector experts we will meet with even greater economic success in the future.”

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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