On Monday, Jim Flaherty, Canada’s Minister of Finance, and Denis Lebel, Minister of State for the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, introduced the sixth Report to Canadians on the progress of Canada’s Economic Action Plan.
One week ago, our Conservative Government returned to Parliament to complete the action we took at the outset of the worldwide economic crisis.
With help from Canada’s Economic Action Plan, Canadians are pulling through the worst global recession since the 1930s. Our plan has committed funds to over 23,000 projects across the country, of which, 22,500 have either been completed or are underway.
We’ve also helped create close to 430,000 new jobs – more than were lost during the recession.
But while Canadians are seeing signs of relief, our economic recovery remains fragile. That’s why the economy remains our primary focus and why we are continuing to implement Canada’s Economic Action Plan – a plan that has helped underpin a solid and enviable economic recovery.
Conservatives are taking action to secure Canada’s strong fiscal position and maintain sound public finances by helping ensure that the budget is returned to balance over the medium-term. We are committed to returning to balanced budgets without raising taxes and showing restraint with government spending.
Canadians can count on our Conservative Government to provide the leadership we need to keep our economy strong and competitive.