Minister Morneau Sets Budget 2018 Date for February 27, 2018

News Release

February 13, 2018 – Ottawa, Ontario – Department of Finance Canada

The Government of Canada is taking the next steps in transforming the economy so that it works for the middle class by ensuring everyone has the opportunity to succeed.

Today, Minister Morneau announced in the House of Commons that the Government will table its federal budget on February 27, 2018.

Through Budget 2018, the Government will take the next steps towards equality, and a more competitive, diverse and inclusive Canada, where everyone can have a real and fair chance at succcess. In doing so, it will reward curiosity and foster the kind of creativity that will allow us to innovate and maintain our competitive edge in the fast-paced and increasingly global economy.

The budget will build on the Government's plan to invest in people, communities and the economy. Thanks to the hard work, ingenuity and creativity of Canadians, Canada has created nearly 600,000 jobs since November 2015, and the unemployment rate is near its lowest level in 40 years. Since the beginning of 2016, Canada has had the fastest-growing economy of the Group of Seven (G7) countries.

Minister Morneau's announcement follows record participation in the annual pre-budget consultations, where more than 1.5 million people were reached, and nearly 38,000 submissions and ideas were received.


"Our plan is working. But there is work to do. We are building on a solid plan by making further investments in our people and our communities and by making sure that everyone, no matter their gender, will have an equal opportunity to succeed. This is how we will continue to target smart investments into key areas that create good, well-paying jobs, and make us all more competitive in the global economy of tomorrow."

Bill Morneau, Minister of Finance


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