Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

August 21, 2013 11:32 ET

Minister Clement Highlights Benefits of Economic Action Plan 2013 to the Big River Business Community

BIG RIVER, SASKATCHEWAN--(Marketwired - Aug. 21, 2013) - The Honourable Tony Clement, President of the Treasury Board, today highlighted how the Government of Canada is reducing red tape and supporting job creation, economic growth and long-term prosperity in an address to Big River business leaders.

"Our Government believes in the determination and drive of Canadian entrepreneurs," said Minister Clement. "That's why we are focused on creating economic conditions for growth and prosperity, while keeping taxes low for families and businesses."

The Government's Economic Action Plan 2013 is supporting small businesses in Canada through several significant measures, including the introduction of an ambitious new skills training program called the Canada Job Grant, the one-year extension and expansion of the Hiring Credit for Small Business, and the launch of the largest infrastructure investment initiative in Canadian history.

In addition, the Government launched its Red Tape Reduction Action Plan in October 2012, which is one of the most ambitious red tape-cutting exercises in the world today. The Action Plan is getting rid of unnecessary paperwork in such areas as tax and payroll, labour, transport and trade, and is introducing time-saving measures like single windows and electronic submissions.

"The Red Tape Reduction Action Plan is helping businesses thrive, especially in a time of global economic uncertainty," said Minister Clement. "It is increasing competitiveness and freeing business to innovate, invest and grow."

The Government is also taking steps to modernize the public service in order to deliver better service to Canadians at reduced cost.

"The Government has identified opportunities for savings by modernizing the way we manage our people," Minister Clement added. "By operating more efficiently, encouraging innovation and productivity, and controlling our labour costs, we are making sure taxpayers get value for their money."

To learn more about the Government's regulatory reforms, visit the Red Tape Reduction Action Plan.

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