Minister Morneau Concludes Successful IMF and World Bank Meetings

October 14, 2017 – Washington, D.C. – Department of Finance Canada

Canada is committed to help strengthen the global economy while ensuring the benefits of economic growth benefit all, especially its middle class and those working hard to join it.

This week, Finance Minister Bill Morneau participated in the 2017 Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank Group in Washington, D.C. The meetings, which concluded today, provided an opportunity to discuss ways to promote shared and sustainable economic growth, as well as Canada's commitment to contribute to greater fairness and prosperity for middle class Canadians and people around the world.

While in Washington, the Minister also spoke at the Center for Strategic and International Studies on opportunities for collaboration across multilateral development banks, and took part in a CNN panel discussion on the global economy. All week, he emphasized the importance of pursuing policies that not only create long-term sustainable growth, but also produce tangible results for everyone.

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"By working together, the international community can improve the global economy. But economic growth is not enough. We need to create growth that benefits our people. This is what Canada is doing. We have an ambitious plan to make smart investments that create jobs and provide opportunities for all Canadians, thereby ensuring an economy that works for the middle class."

- Bill Morneau, Minister of Finance

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