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Meeting focuses on balanced budgets and sustainable financing as basis for supporting job creation and long-term growth
June 18, 2014 – Ottawa, Ontario – Department of Finance
Finance Minister Joe Oliver and Minister of State (Finance) Kevin Sorenson today took part in a telepresence meeting with provincial and territorial finance ministers to discuss concrete options to support job creation and long-term growth for Canadians in the current economic environment.
Minister Oliver encouraged his provincial and territorial counterparts to return to budgetary balance, which the Harper Government will achieve in 2015. He also stressed the importance of keeping taxes low and government spending in check.
“Today Canada’s finance ministers discussed our respective priorities and shared ideas on how best to maximize Canada’s tremendous potential for strong, sustained economic growth that benefits us all. Canada derives its strength from all its regions. I encouraged my counterparts to keep taxes low and return to budgetary balance in order to keep more dollars in the pockets of Canadians, which will support job creation and long-term economic growth. I look forward to working cooperatively with them in building an even stronger, more prosperous Canada.”
– Joe Oliver, Minister of Finance
Director of Communications
Office of the Minister of Finance
Department of Finance
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