Minister Morneau Participates in Student Town Hall in Guelph

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February 7, 2019 – Guelph, Ontario – Department of Finance Canada

Canada's economy is strong and growing, with more jobs and opportunities for the middle class and people working hard to join it. However, more work needs to be done to ensure that every Canadian has a real and fair chance at success.

Today, Finance Minister Bill Morneau participated in a town hall at the University of Guelph, where he answered questions from university students and highlighted the Government's continued efforts to build an economy that works for everyone. With new opportunities and technologies driving growth and reshaping the way Canadians work, the Government is committed to ensuring that individuals and businesses are better equipped for the jobs of tomorrow, and that Canada's young people have the skills they need to access good, well-paying jobs.

As it prepares for Budget 2019, the Government remains committed to its plan to invest in people, strengthen and grow the middle class, and build an economy that works for everyone.


"Canada's economy is strong and growing, but the message from Canadians is clear: there is more work to be done. I'm grateful to all the students who took the time to share their ideas with me today—their determination to build a better country is something that can, and should, inspire us all."

Bill Morneau, Minister of Finance

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