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Minister Sorenson hosts pre-budget consultation in Brampton

February 23, 2015 – Brampton, Ontario – Department of Finance

Minister of State (Finance) Kevin Sorenson today met with representatives of the Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce in a pre-budget roundtable discussion in Brampton.

The pre-budget consultations, which began in November 2014, allow 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 over 1.2 million jobs created since June 2009.  
  • The Government will balance the federal budget in 2015, and deliver close to $27 billion in new 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.

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“I am impressed by the positive and insightful feedback we have received from Canadians across the country and again this morning in Brampton. The input received during the pre-budget consultation process is invaluable to our Government, as we move forward in keeping Canada’s economy strong. That means keeping taxes low while investing in programs and services that are important to Canadians and their families.”

- Kevin Sorenson, Minister of State (Finance)

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