Minister Fortier discusses support for Canadians through COVID-19 and efforts to focus on Canadians’ quality of life

News release

November 5, 2020 - Ottawa, Ontario - Department of Finance Canada

The Government of Canada is committed to better incorporating quality of life measurements into government decision-making. As Canada continues to take action in the fight against COVID-19, this work will help ensure all Canadians have the support they need, and benefit from a strong, sustainable and broad recovery once the virus is defeated.

The Honourable Mona Fortier, Minister of Middle Class Prosperity and Associate Minister of Finance, participated in a discussion hosted by Canada 2020. Minister Fortier highlighted the programs put in place to support Canadians and businesses through the COVID-19 pandemic, and the Government’s plan build back better once the virus is defeated.

During the discussion, Minister Fortier touched on the Government’s ongoing work to develop a quality of life framework to inform future policy and budget decisions. By better incorporating quality of life and well-being measurements into the decision-making process, the Government has informed its response to COVID-19, and moving forward, will help ensure that Canada’s economic recovery improves the well-being of future generations.

This fall, the Government will release an update to Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan to outline Canada’s economic and fiscal position, and set out new measures that will help build a stronger, more resilient Canada.


“The social, economic, and health impacts of COVID-19 have been unprecedented. Our top priority remains helping Canadians through the pandemic. As we work towards defeating the virus, we are focused on finding solutions that improve Canadians’ quality of life in the months and years to come. We will make targeted investments to strengthen the middle class, create jobs, address gaps in our social system and generate clean growth. We will build a better Canada, and ensure our economy works for everyone.” 

Mona Fortier
Minister of Middle Class Prosperity and Associate Minister of Finance

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