Government of Canada

Government of Canada

January 25, 2011 16:30 ET

Federal Cabinet Ministers Hold Consultations on the Economy With Hard-Working Canadians

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Jan. 25, 2011) - Three Cabinet members in Prime Minister Stephen Harper's government today met with small business owners and working families in Edmonton to discuss ways to create even more jobs and economic growth, as the Government plans for the next phase of Canada's Economic Action Plan. 

The Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, hosted the meeting and was accompanied by co-hosts the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Public Works and Government Services and the Honourable Stockwell Day, President of the Treasury Board.

"The economy of all the regions of our country remains the number one priority of the Prime Minister and our government," said Minister Finley. "Our government will continue to focus on job creation, retirement savings for seniors, and the financial security of all Canadian families. We will thus continue to pay particular attention to the economy of our regions because they play a major role in the development of our country."

"With Canada's economy still fragile, protecting and creating jobs, stability and financial security remain our top priorities," added Minister Ambrose.

Launched in 2009, the Economic Action Plan has so far contributed to the creation of more than 440 000 new jobs since July 2009, and has helped the country emerge from the global economic crisis faster and stronger than most other major industrial countries around the world. 

"The Economic Action Plan is working, but the economy is about more than just numbers," said Minister Day. "That is why our government is listening to and seeking views from Canadians on the Government's long-term Economic Action Plan."

Over the coming months, as the next phase of the Economic Action Plan is developed, Minister Finley, the Prime Minister and his government will travel to all regions of our country to gather input from Canadians on the next phase of Canada's Economic Action Plan. 

Contact Information

  • Office of Minister Finley
    Michelle Bakos
    Press Secretary