Government of Canada

Government of Canada

January 26, 2015 12:12 ET

Harper Government Focused on Lower Taxes for Families, Creating and Protecting Jobs, and the Safety and Security of Canadian Families as Parliament Returns

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Jan. 26, 2015) - Today, the Honourable Peter Van Loan, Leader of the Government in the House of Commons, and the Honourable Denis Level, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs, and Minister of the Economic Development Agency for the Regions of Quebec, welcomed the return of Parliament and set out the Government's priorities in the House of Commons in 2015.

"Canadians sent us here to do a job. We're focused on what matters to hardworking Canadians and their families," said Minister Van Loan. "Our Government will continue to focus on economic and financial security, creating and protecting jobs, keeping taxes low for Canadian families and keeping Canada and Canadians safe in an increasingly dangerous world. "

As parliament resumes, the Harper Government will continue to build the best country in the world by focusing on:

  • Implementing the Family Tax Cut
  • Expanding the Universal Child Care Benefit
  • Increasing the childcare expense deductions
  • Balancing the Budget
  • Helping Canadian youth train for opportunities in demand through the Canada Job Grant and Canada Apprentice Loan
  • Continued implementation of the Government of Canada's unprecedented investment in public infrastructure
  • Protecting Canadians from Jihadist terrorism by confronting the threat abroad and ensuring police and security agencies have the tools they need here at home
  • Keeping our communities safe by ensuring a life sentence means exactly that
  • Ensuring the rights of victims are placed over those of criminals
  • Protecting Canada's children from high-risk predators

"Our Government is proud of our record of making careful, principled choices that reflect the values of hardworking Canadians," added Minister Lebel. "We will continue to stand up for those who pay their taxes, play by the rules and are trying to make ends meet in a challenging world. As parliament returns, we remains focused on the issues that matter to them."

Contact Information

  • Darlene Stone
    Office of the Government House Leader
    (613) 995-7226