Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

May 18, 2012 11:40 ET

Minister Clement Highlights Government's Job Creation Efforts in Mississauga

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 18, 2012) - The Honourable Tony Clement, President of the Treasury Board and Minister responsible for FedNor, during an address to the Mississauga Board of Trade, discussed creating jobs and growth and cutting red tape.

"The Government is committed to a new approach to supporting innovation," said Minister Clement. "By focusing on the drivers of growth and job creation-innovation, investment, education, skills and communities-the new measures in Economic Action Plan 2012 will solidify, strengthen and draw upon the business sector's and entrepreneurs' role as a driving force behind Canada's economy."

The Government's efforts to cut the red tape burden for businesses is an example of how the Government is stimulating productivity and increasing opportunities for innovation and knowledge sharing.

Mississauga is well known for the innovative entrepreneurship of its small- and medium-sized businesses. Minister Clement highlighted some examples of the Government's collaborative efforts to help Mississauga businesses' innovative initiatives succeed.

"Helping small businesses focus on what they do best-innovating and sustaining our economic recovery by creating jobs and growth in communities across Canada-is a priority of Economic Action Plan 2012, the Government's plan for jobs, growth and long-term prosperity," added Minister Clement.

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    Press Secretary
    Office of the President of the Treasury
    Board and Minister responsible for FedNor
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