Infrastructure Canada

Infrastructure Canada

January 20, 2011 10:30 ET

Minister Strahl Holds Pre-Budget Consultation With Economic Development and Transportation Officials in Toronto

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 20, 2011) - The Honourable Chuck Strahl, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, today met with infrastructure, business and transportation stakeholders in Toronto to discuss plans for the next phase of Canada's Economic Action Plan. 

Several stakeholder groups were represented today. The meeting included representatives of key municipal, provincial and industry organizations in Toronto who brought forward important regional perspectives.

"The economy remains our number one priority and we will continue to focus on creating jobs for workers, retirement savings for seniors, and the financial security of all Canadian families," said Minister Strahl. "Our government recognizes the value of modern and sustainable infrastructure and transportation systems, and the economic opportunities they provide. We are committed to work with our stakeholders to identify cost-effective approaches that ensure Canada's cities remain among the best places in the world to live."

Launched in 2009, Canada's Economic Action Plan has contributed to the creation of more than 460,000 new jobs since July 2009 and helped the country emerge from the global economic crisis faster and stronger than most other major industrial countries around the world.

Today's meeting follows similar roundtables held in Vancouver and Victoria last week, and yesterday in Charlottetown, where Minister Strahl heard leading infrastructure and transportation stakeholders' views on how to continue to improve the competitiveness of Canada's economy and its infrastructure, a key to Canadian growth and prosperity.

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Contact Information

  • Office of the Honourable Chuck Strahl
    Minister of Transport, Infrastructure
    and Communities, Ottawa
    John Babcock
    Press Secretary
    Infrastructure Canada
    Toll free: 1-877-250-7154