Canada's Economic Action Plan

Canada's Economic Action Plan

February 17, 2010 14:00 ET

Minister Finley Meets With Community Leaders to Discuss Phase II of Canada's Economic Action Plan

GODERICH, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 17, 2010) - The Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development and Regional Minister for Southwestern Ontario, today met with key stakeholders and members of the community to discuss the current and future economic and employment situation, with a focus on jobs of the future, skills requirements, and labour market issues.

"While Canada's economic recovery is still fragile, we must now look ahead to future challenges and opportunities to ensure Canada is best positioned to maximize economic growth," said Minister Finley. "Our government's priority in the next session of Parliament will continue to be effective implementation of Canada's Economic Action Plan because many Canadians are still suffering from the impact of the global recession. These consultations will help guide us forward, ensuring the economy grows as quickly as possible once the recovery takes hold."

At today's meeting, stakeholders clearly indicated that in addition to fighting the immediate impact of the global economic recession, the Government of Canada, along with Canadians and employers, needs to look at the future to ensure the prosperity of the country.

"The Minister's visit is very important to us and we are pleased that training was highlighted during our meeting. We need to develop the skill sets in Goderich and Huron County that will support the growth of the region and help attract businesses that will replace those we have lost. We look forward to partnering with all levels of governments and other partners to achieve those goals," said Philip Maier, Director of Training and Seminars, Goderich and District Chamber of Commerce.

Initiatives introduced under Canada's Economic Action Plan have been implemented rapidly and effectively to help Canadians and their families weather the economic storm, protect and create jobs, and prepare Canadians for the jobs of the future. These measures provide support and vital resources to those Canadians who need them most, and are helping to strengthen the economy.

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Contact Information

  • Office of Minister Finley
    Michelle Bakos
    Press Secretary
    819-994-2482
    or
    Human Resources and Skills Development Canada
    Media Relations Office
    819-994-5559