Canadians Invited to Offer Their Ideas on How to Grow and Strengthen the Middle Class
NICKEL BELT / GREATER SUDBURY – When you have an economy that works for the middle class, you have a country that works for everyone. The investments the Government of Canada has made in people, communities and the economy are working. Over 500,000 new jobs have been created since 2015 and the unemployment rate is nearly the lowest it has been in a decade. Canada now has the fastest-growing economy in the G7, giving the Government the ability to reinvest the benefits of that growth back into the people who contributed most to that success.
The Government of Canada is currently undertaking consultations for Budget 2018, and Canadians are invited to provide their ideas and suggestions on how the Government can help them get ready for the changes and opportunities that lie ahead, and what their family, community and country need to face the future with confidence.
As Canada’s economy continues to grow, it is important to ensure that the benefits of that growth are shared by the middle class and those working hard to join it. That means continuing to make smart investments in people and communities to ensure continued progress for the middle class, and investing in lifelong learning to give Canadians the tools they need to find good, well-paying jobs in the economy of tomorrow. It also means ensuring that government policy and budget decisions consider impacts on all genders and advance gender equality.
Over the coming weeks, Canadians can submit their ideas as part of pre-budget consultations in person and online through the website launched today, http://www.budget.gc.ca/pbc18.
“The Government’s ambitious plan to strengthen and grow the middle class is working. It is creating jobs, improving lives, strengthening communities and growing the economy. But our work isn’t done yet. This is why we our doubling down on our plan to reinvest in the middle class and those working hard to join it. We need your ideas on how to ensure that the benefits of the growth we create together are shared by the middle class and those working hard to join it.”
– Marc Serré, Member of Parliament for Nickel Belt