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 Calgary, Alberta, to continue the Government of Canada’s consultations for Budget 2020. In a roundtable discussion hosted by the Business Council of Alberta, Minister Morneau met with Alberta business leaders to talk about investments to help grow the economy, create more good, well-paying jobs, and help businesses get ahead.
The consultations focused 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.
“Canada’s economy is sound and growing at a solid pace, but at the same time, we know that too many people here in Alberta are concerned about what the future holds for themselves and their families. There’s a lot more work to be done to make sure that our economy stays strong, and continues to create good jobs and opportunities for people here, and right across the country. With our pre-budget consultations, we’re looking forward to hearing directly from people on how our government can make the best decisions to help businesses and Canadians succeed today, and for years to come.”
– Bill Morneau, Minister of Finance