Archived - Smart Investment and Global Cooperation Will Strengthen the Middle Class, Minister Morneau Tells G20

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March 18, 2017 – Baden-Baden, Germany – Department of Finance Canada

Canada is committed to playing its part in creating long-term economic growth shared by the world's middle class, and those working hard to join it. Through smart, responsible investments and a focus on trade and openness, the Government of Canada believes that all governments can seize the opportunity to create good, well-paying jobs and prosperity for citizens and their families. This is the approach Canada is sharing with its G20 partners, and with the world.

Finance Minister Bill Morneau today concluded his participation in the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting in Baden-Baden, Germany, where Ministers discussed progress on their collective commitment to ensuring people feel the benefits of the global growth we will create together. Ministers discussed important elements of this goal, including the state of the global economy, international taxation, financial sector regulation, the international financial architecture, and anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing.

Minister Morneau highlighted Canada's commitment to investing in our people, our communities and our economy to create well-paying jobs, build a strong middle class, and create growth at home and around the world. He said Canada will continue to be a leader and global champion of shared growth, and reiterated the importance of openness and trade to our country's future success.


"When you have an economy that works for the middle class, you have a country that works for everyone. This is the message Canada brings to our G20 partners as we prepare to deliver a federal budget that will take the steps needed to ensure every Canadian has a real and fair chance at success, and the tools they need to ensure our global competitiveness in the new, more innovative economy of tomorrow."

- Bill Morneau, Minister of Finance

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