Minister Morneau in Vancouver to discuss budget priorities

From: Department of Finance Canada

A strong economy starts with a strong middle class and a responsible fiscal plan. For the last four years, investments in people and communities, combined with the hard work of Canadians, have helped create more than a million new jobs-driving continued economic growth and creating more opportunities for people to succeed.

Today, Finance Minister Bill Morneau was in Vancouver, British Columbia, to continue the Government of Canada’s consultations for Budget 2020. Minister Morneau joined local business leaders in a roundtable discussion hosted by the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade. The discussion focused on investments to help grow the economy, create more good, well-paying jobs, and help businesses get ahead.

This year’s consultations focus on the priorities laid out in the 2019 Speech from the Throne-strengthening the middle class and growing the economy, fighting and preparing for climate change and protecting the environment, keeping Canadians safe and healthy, and continuing the work towards reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples.

Minister Morneau invites all Canadians to contribute their ideas on how the government can continue to build an economy that works for everyone. People can share their ideas through in‑person events and also by making submissions through the Your Budget website.


“Right now, Canada’s economy is sound and growing at a solid pace-with more than a million new jobs added since 2015 and the best balance sheet in the G7. While Canadians have good reasons to be confident about the future, we know there is a lot more work to be done to make sure that everyone benefits from a strong and growing economy. We’re looking forward to hearing directly from people on how our government can best help them succeed today, and for years to come.”

– Bill Morneau, Minister of Finance

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