Release – Liberal government working with Canadians to create jobs and grow the economy

January 22, 2016

Liberal government working with Canadians to create jobs and grow the economy

GUELPH – Over the last two weeks residents of Guelph have shared their thoughts and views with Member of Parliament, Lloyd Longfield, on how best to deliver on an ambitious economic agenda to grow the economy and create long-term prosperity for the middle class after more than a decade of weak economic growth.

Delivering on the Liberal government’s pledge of openness and transparency, today’s roundtable is part of a nationwide consultation launched by Finance Minister Bill Morneau on January 6, 2016. Topics discussed ranged from helping families make ends meet, to supporting those who need it most, to making the right investments in infrastructure in order to create jobs, protect the environment, and keep our communities moving.

Participants at today’s session were given a first-hand overview of the challenges facing the economy and asked to identify opportunities that will help build more prosperous communities, and ensure long-term, sustainable economic growth. Participants were also presented with a summary of the government’s plans to create jobs, invest in infrastructure, and support middle class families, as well as those working hard to join the middle class, while ensuring a return to balanced budgets by the end of its mandate.

Input received will be sent to Minister Morneau, who, in turn, will work with all Members of Parliament to implement an ambitious economic agenda that reflects the kind of real change Canadians have asked their government to deliver.

This session is just one of the ways the Government of Canada is consulting ahead of Budget 2016. These consultations ensure all Canadians have a chance to be at the table when decisions are made about our collective future. Reach us online at [www.budget.gc.ca] or on Twitter, using the hashtag #PBC16.

Quotation:

“Members of Parliament across the country are working together with provinces and territories, workers and employers to engage Canadians in how we make our country an even better place to call home.”

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