Minister Morneau in Washington, D.C., to Promote Canada's Economic Plan and Participate in G20, IMF and World Bank Meetings 

News release

April 11, 2019 – Washington, D.C. – Department of Finance Canada

In a changing world, Canada's economy is strong and growing.

The hard work of Canadians, bolstered by the Government's ongoing investments in the middle class, has helped drive the unemployment rate to 40-year lows, and affirmed that Canada is a good place to invest and do business. At home and around the world, Canada will continue to work with its global partners in the G20, the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group to deliver economic growth that works for everyone.

Finance Minister Bill Morneau is in Washington, where he will meet with his G20 counterparts to discuss global economic developments and advance progress on trade. While in Washington, Minister Morneau will also participate in the Spring Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group, where he will update members on Canada's progress on building a strong middle class and its efforts to achieve gender equality at home and abroad.

Earlier today, the Minister met with students and faculty at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University to discuss the importance of fair and open international trade, and Canada's efforts to strengthen and grow its economy by investing in the middle class.


"When you look at what's happening around the world right now—with trade, trust or diversity—Canada has the chance to set a positive global example. For the past three years we've championed an economy that supports the middle class and helps people working hard to join it. Thanks to the hard work of Canadians, that plan is working, and today Canada is in the position to double down on its investments in people and in businesses. I'm looking forward to sharing our plan with leaders from around the world, and looking for opportunities for us to continue to work together to build a strong and growing global economy."

- Bill Morneau, Minister of Finance


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Pierre-Olivier Herbert
Director of Media Relations
Office of the Minister of Finance

Media Relations
Department of Finance Canada

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