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June 13, 2014 – Winnipeg, Manitoba – Department of Finance

Minister of State (Finance) Kevin Sorenson and Joyce Bateman, Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South Centre, met with business leaders in Winnipeg today to discuss ways the Government and businesses can work together to build a stronger economy.

Input from stakeholders and communities across the country helps the Government determine how best to support families, communities and businesses so that all Canadians benefit from good jobs, a strong economy and long-term prosperity.

Quick Facts

  • The Canadian economy has enjoyed one of the strongest employment performances of the Group of Seven (G-7) countries, with more than 1.6 million new jobs created since 2006.
  • The Government has introduced close to 180 tax relief measures since 2006. For an average family of four, taxes have been cut by close to $3,400, and more than 1 million Canadians have been removed from the tax rolls.
  • Since 2006, Canada’s tax competitiveness and overall business environment have been significantly improved, with the result that Canada now offers the lowest overall tax rate on new business investment in the G-7.


“Our Government has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to safeguard Canada’s economy and to create jobs, growth and prosperity right across the country. Gathering views from communities, such as Winnipeg, helps us ensure that the actions we take in pursuit of these goals are effective and responsive to the needs of Canadians.”

- Kevin Sorenson, Minister of State (Finance)

“I was pleased to host this roundtable in Winnipeg with business leaders from a range of sectors including food service, realty and banking. By listening to what businesses need in Manitoba, our Government is better equipped to help our local community and keep our national economy strong.”

- Joyce Bateman, Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South Centre

Media Contacts

Meagan Murdoch
Office of the Minister of State (Finance)

Jack Aubry
Media Relations
Department of Finance

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