Canada is leading the world in our global economic recovery. On Monday, Jim Flaherty, Canada’s Minister of Finance, released a report that charts our country’s strong economic and fiscal record in comparison with other industrialized nations. Jason Kenney, Canada’s Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, and Christian Paradis, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, released the same report in London, England and Beijing, China today.
With help from Canada’s Economic Action Plan, Canada is leading the world recovery with an economic and fiscal record that is stronger than other industrialized nations.
Canada’s Global Economic Leadership: A Report to Canadians demonstrates Canada is seriously advanced on the key priorities facing G-20 leaders. These priorities include fiscal consolidation, trade liberalization and financial sector reform.
When the global economic recession hit Canada, our Conservative Government responded swiftly with the right policies to stimulate the economy and create jobs led by Canada’s Economic Action Plan. We have increased support for workers and families, reduced the overall tax burden on Canadians to its lowest level in 50 years, and invested in better roads, bridges, public transit, parks, hockey arenas, wastewater facilities, post-secondary institutions, and other projects that are making our communities better places to live, work and play.
Our Conservative Government is continuing to take action to create better jobs for Canadians, for today and for the future.
Under the strong leadership of Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Canada is leading on the world stage. Our financial system has served as a model for reforms, and our fiscal situation is the envy of countries facing crippling deficits.
Canada’s international economic leadership is clear. As Canadians prepare to host the world at the G-8 and G-20 summits, we have a great economic story to tell, and the world is listening.