Minister Morneau in Washington to Promote International Collaboration for Middle Class Growth

October 11, 2017 – Washington, D.C. – Department of Finance Canada

The Government of Canada is building an economy that works for the middle class and those working hard to join it. Canada has emerged as the fastest-growing economy of the G7, and the Government remains steadfast in the belief that by working together, international partners can foster better living conditions, job creation and stronger economic growth.

This week, Finance Minister Bill Morneau will attend the 2017 Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank Group in Washington, D.C., where he will underscore the importance of a growing economy.

While in Washington, the Minister will also speak at a symposium on collaboration across multilateral development banks at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Tomorrow, he will participate in an international panel discussion on CNN entitled How to Strengthen the Global Economy. The annual debate, moderated by CNN's Richard Quest, has become a marquee panel at the IMF Meetings.

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"The best way to strengthen the economy is to make sure the benefits of economic growth are available to the middle class. An economy that helps the middle class, that empowers women, and that has a stable and widely accessible financial system is a strong economy. I am proud that Canada's approach continues to be recognized around the world, and I look forward to continuing our good work with our global partners."

- Bill Morneau, Minister of Finance

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