Government of Canada

Government of Canada

September 27, 2011 09:30 ET

Minister Finley Highlights Canada's Strong Economic Performance at G-20 Discussions on Employment and Labour

PARIS, FRANCE--(Marketwire - Sept. 27, 2011) - The Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, participated in discussions at the G-20 meeting in Paris, France, on September 26 and 27.

"A well-functioning labour market is one of the key drivers of Canada's low-tax plan for completing our economic recovery, creating jobs and ensuring long-term success," said Minister Finley. "I was pleased to meet with my G-20 colleagues and have the opportunity to exchange information on how our governments can continue to work together and create the best conditions for growth and employment."

Highlighted in the address was phase two of Canada's Economic Action Plan, particularly its successful initiatives in skills development, training for immigrants and older workers, the promotion of post-secondary education and work-sharing programs. Minister Finley reaffirmed that this plan, backed by a strong mandate, will continue to be implemented to ensure that the Canadian labour market remains competitive in the ever-changing and often unstable global economy.

Following this year's G-20, Canada has also agreed to participate on a task force on employment which will provide input to the G-20 Labour and Employment Ministers' discussions in Mexico in 2012.

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Contact Information

  • Alyson Queen
    Press Secretary
    Office of Minister Finley
    819-994-2482

    Media Relations Office
    Human Resources and Skills Development Canada
    819-994-5559