Canada Promotes Shared Growth With Asia-Pacific Partners
October 16, 2018 – Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea – Department of Finance Canada
The Government of Canada is committed to strengthening and growing the middle class, and to deepening its global engagement by investing in key partnerships. Working closely with other countries on pressing shared challenges, Canada is demonstrating that investing in people and communities can deliver economic growth that helps everyone.
The Parliamentary Secretary to Canada's Minister of Finance, Joël Lightbound, is in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, this week, where he will focus on strengthening Canada's relationship with economies in the Asia-Pacific region during the 25th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Finance Ministers' Meeting. The Parliamentary Secretary will emphasize Canada's approach to building a fair and open economy that gives people access to the opportunities they need to succeed.
Parliamentary Secretary Lightbound and APEC Ministers opened the meetings today by sharing experiences of effective public finance strategies that support inclusive growth. This week APEC participants will also discuss strategies for advancing infrastructure development, financial inclusion through education and technology, and international tax cooperation and transparency.
"Canadians have made great strides in creating an economy that works better for the middle class and for people working hard to join it. The fast-growing economies of the APEC region share the same pressing challenges Canada faces – from addressing climate change and investing in infrastructure and clean energy, to preparing workers for jobs of the future and building a more peaceful and secure world. I'm looking forward to meeting with our partners to share strategies and ensure that the benefits of economic growth are felt by everyone."
- Joël Lightbound, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance
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