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Minister Sorenson hosts pre-budget consultation in Ajax

January 22, 2015 – Ajax, Ontario– Department of Finance

Minister of State (Finance) Kevin Sorenson today met with representatives of the Ajax-Pickering Board of Trade, the Durham Economic Prosperity Committee and the Canadian Caribbean Cultural Association of Durham, community leaders and academics in a pre-budget roundtable discussion in Ajax. Minister Sorenson was joined by Chris Alexander, Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister and Member of Parliament for Ajax–Pickering.

The pre-budget consultations, which began in November 2014, are allowing Canadians to provide valuable input on how the Government can continue to create jobs, improve growth and help ensure long-term prosperity.

Canadians are also invited to participate through online consultations. The Government is seeking the input of Canadians on five key questions.

Quick Facts

  • The Canadian economy has posted one of the strongest job creation records in the Group of Seven (G-7) over the recovery, with more than 1.2 million jobs created since July 2009.  
  • The Government will balance the federal budget in 2015, and deliver close to $27 billion in tax relief and increased benefits for hard-working families with children over this year and the next five years.
  • The Government is supporting families through proposals to increase and expand the Universal Child Care Benefit, introduce the Family Tax Cut, and increase the Child Care Expense Deduction dollar limits.

Quotes

"With balanced budgets in sight, our Government wants to hear from Canadians on how we can do even more to create lasting prosperity—the kind our children and grandchildren can rely on. Canadians can play an important role in helping to identify key priorities for the next phase of Canada's Economic Action Plan."

- Kevin Sorenson, Minister of State (Finance)

"As Member of Parliament for Ajax–Pickering, it is important to hear the views of those who contribute to our communities and local economy. Our Government welcomes advice from Canadians, near and far, on priorities that matter to them for the annual federal budget."

- Chris Alexander, Canada's Citizenship and Immigration Minister and Member of Parliament for Ajax–Pickering

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