Canada's Economic Action Plan

Canada's Economic Action Plan

February 24, 2011 10:02 ET

Economic Action Plan Continues to Create Jobs and Economic Growth for Canadians

Harper Government Celebrates Significant Progress Made to the Centre multi-generationnel in L'Ancienne-Lorette

L'ANCIENNE-LORETTE, QUÉBEC--(Marketwire - Feb. 24, 2011) - The Honourable Josée Verner, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, President of the Queen's Privy Council for Canada, Minister for La Francophonie and Regional Minister responsible for the Québec City area, was in L'Ancienne Lorette today to tour the construction site and celebrate the significant progress made on the Centre multi-générationnel project.

"Our government's top priority is the economy, which is why we are continuing to implement Canada's Economic Action Plan," said Minister Verner. "The construction of the Centre multi-générationnel has created local jobs and helped stimulate economic growth, as well as improving the lives of residents in the area for years to come."

The Harper Government is demonstrating the job creation and benefits of Canada's Economic Action Plan. Minister Verner's visit to the Centre Multi-Générationnel is just one of the many events happening across the country today.

The Centre multi-générationnel de L'Ancienne-Lorette will improve the community's standard of living by offering local families access to state-of-the-art physical training facilities.

The Harper government is committed to stimulating the economy through the creation of jobs in all regions. Canada's Economic Action Plan continues to create jobs and stimulate economic growth with more than 26,000 job-creating projects underway or completed from coast to coast to coast.

The results are clear: since July 2009 Canada's economy has created over 460,000 new jobs and the economy has grown for five straight quarters. 

"The economic recovery is still fragile," said Minister Verner "That is why we must stay on track and continue to focus on the economy, while supporting projects in our communities such as the one here in L'Ancienne-Laurette."

Canada's Economic Action Plan provides close to $16 billion to modernize a broad range of infrastructure including roads, bridges, public transit, parks and water treatment facilities, and to support home ownership, help stimulate the housing sector and improve housing across Canada.

To learn more about Canada's Economic Action Plan, visit

Contact Information

  • Office of the Honourable Josee Verner
    Jean-Nicolas Marchand
    Director of Regional Affairs