Government of Canada

Government of Canada

January 26, 2011 11:00 ET

Two Federal Cabinet Ministers Hold Consultations on the Economy With Hard-Working Canadians

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA--(Marketwire - Jan. 26, 2011) - The Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, and the Honourable Steven Fletcher, Minister of State (Democratic Reform), today met with small business owners and working families in Winnipeg to discuss ways to create even more jobs and economic growth, as Prime Minister Stephen Harper's government plans for the next phase of Canada's Economic Action Plan. 

"The economy of all the regions of our country remains the number one priority of the Prime Minister and our government," said Minister Finley. "Our government will continue to focus on job creation, retirement savings for seniors, and the financial security of all Canadian families. We will thus continue to pay particular attention to the economy of our regions because they play a major role in the development of our country."

Launched in 2009, the Economic Action Plan has so far contributed to the creation of more than 440 000 new jobs since July 2009, and has helped the country emerge from the global economic crisis faster and stronger than most other major industrial countries around the world. 

"It is clear that the Economic Action Plan is working," said Minister of State Fletcher. "It has created jobs in all regions of the country and provided financial security to Canadian families throughout the worst global recession since the Second World War." 

Over the coming months, as the next phase of the Economic Action Plan is developed, Minister Finley, the Prime Minister and his government will travel to all regions of our country to gather input from Canadians on the next phase of Canada's Economic Action Plan. 

Contact Information

  • Office of Minister Finley
    Michelle Bakos
    Press Secretary