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September 19, 2011 10:09 ET

Creating Jobs and Growth: The Focus of Our Government in the Upcoming Session of Parliament

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 19, 2011) - The Honourable Peter Van Loan, Government House Leader, today outlined the Government of Canada's legislative priorities for the fall parliamentary session of the House of Commons.

"Canadians gave us a strong mandate to continue implementing measures from the Next Phase of Canada's Economic Action Plan. This will include important measures like a tax break for new job creation," said Minister Van Loan. "With the global economy still fragile, Canadians can expect us to focus on creating more jobs and economic growth."

The Government will introduce a bill to implement the remaining measures included in the 2011 budget, the Next Phase of Canada's Economic Action Plan: a Low Tax Plan for Jobs and Growth. These measures will help Canada's economic recovery, which has so far seen over 600,000 net new jobs created since July 2009.

In addition to the Budget Implementation Act, the Government will continue to move forward on its ambitious trade agenda by reintroducing legislation to implement free trade agreements. These will create opportunities for Canadian businesses and jobs for Canadian workers.

"In this fragile global economic climate, the Government needs to keep creating new jobs and protecting existing jobs through open and increased trade", said Minister Van Loan. "Our Government is committed to strengthening Canada's existing trading relationships while pursuing new ones."

He also said the Government will move forward with legislation that will:

  • Keep our communities and neighbourhoods safe.
  • Improve our democratic system by moving closer to the principle that every vote cast should be of equal value.
  • Eliminate the wasteful and ineffective long-gun registry.
  • Prevent human smugglers from abusing Canada's immigration system.

"Canadians expect us to back up our commitments with action," said Minister Van Loan. "That is exactly what our Government will be doing – keeping our commitments and staying focused on the economy."

Contact Information

  • Fraser Malcolm
    Director of Communications
    Office of the Government House Leader
    (613) 947-7619