Archived - Finance Ministers Meet to Grow the Economy

December 20, 2015 – Ottawa, Ontario – Department of Finance

In a renewed spirit of collaboration, and with a focus on economic growth, job creation and a strong middle class, Canada's federal, provincial and territorial Finance Ministers will meet in Ottawa tonight and tomorrow. The annual meeting's agenda will touch on:

The Government of Canada is committed to working with all provinces, territories and municipalities to address the pressing challenges we all face. Canadians expect us to work together on everything from delivering on good-paying jobs to reliable transit, bridges and roads.

In support of other crucial priorities, including the provision of health care, post-secondary education, social assistance and social services, early childhood development and child care, Finance Minister Bill Morneau announced today that the Government of Canada will be providing a record high of nearly $71 billion to provinces and territories in 2016–17. Canada’s provincial and territorial Finance Ministers have been sent letters with their official federal transfer amounts for 2016–17. These letters are being released publicly for the first time.

Daniel Lauzon
Office of the Minister of Finance
613-369-5696

Jack Aubry
Media Relations
Department of Finance
613-369-4000

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