Minister Morneau at Toronto Global Forum for Conversation on Canadian Competitiveness and Investing in Middle Class Jobs

News release

December 12, 2018 – Toronto, Ontario – Department of Finance Canada

Thanks to the hard work of Canadians, Canada's economy is strong and growing, creating more good, well-paying jobs for the middle class and people working hard to join it. At the same time, there is an opportunity to do more, by encouraging businesses to make investments that will position them for long-term growth, and create more good, well-paying jobs across the country.

Today, Finance Minister Bill Morneau spoke with participants of the Toronto Global Forum about Canadian competitiveness and the importance of investing in middle class jobs. Minister Morneau highlighted the Government's recently released Fall Economic Statement, which outlines the next steps in the Government's plan to grow the economy by investing in middle class jobs, and introduces a number of measures aimed at helping Canadian businesses compete and succeed.

The Toronto Global Forum is an international conference fostering dialogue on national and global issues. It is held under the auspices of the International Economic Forum of the Americas, which organizes annual summits that bring together heads of state, central bank governors, ministers and global economic decision makers.

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  • "Canada's economy is strong and growing, and the most recent job figures are proof that our government's plan is working. With the Fall Economic Statement, we are giving businesses the support they need to compete, succeed, and create good, middle class jobs—jobs that matter to Canadians, and to our economy."

    Bill Morneau, Minister of Finance

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