Canada to Chair 2017 Commonwealth Finance Ministers Meeting  

News Release

June 22, 2017 – Ottawa, Ontario – Department of Finance Canada

The Government of Canada is continuing to build confidence in the middle class by deepening our engagement with other countries around the world and focusing on key partnerships that will help build an economy that works for all Canadians. Working towards this goal, Finance Minister Bill Morneau will chair the 2017 Commonwealth Finance Ministers Meeting (CFMM) in Washington, D.C., this October.

As the Commonwealth's third largest economy and a member of the G7 and G20, Canada is committed to contributing to global growth prospects that will lead to greater fairness and prosperity for Canadians and people around the world.

The Government of Canada's approach to creating long-term growth that works for the middle class and those working hard to join it has received international recognition and complements the theme of this year's CFMM, which is Advancing Jobs and Resilience through Innovation.

The CFMM will bring together 52 Commonwealth countries to discuss common economic challenges and opportunities. The meeting will take place on the margins of the Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank Group, October 13-15, 2017. The CFMM date and other details will be announced in the coming months.


"I am proud that Canada has been asked to chair this meeting and to share our approach of creating the kind of economic growth that works to strengthen our middle class. Given this time of rapid global change, it is important that all countries work together to address our shared challenges and seize new opportunities. Above all, it is critical that the benefits of the growth we create in Canada and around the world are widely shared."

Bill Morneau, Minister of Finance

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