On Wednesday, my colleague Joe Oliver, Minister of Finance, released the annual Update of Economic and Fiscal Projections. Minister Oliver confirmed that our Government is on track for a balanced budget next year, with an expected surplus of $1.9 billion.
As a proud resident of Ladner, I'm familiar with many of your businesses, and I want to thank you for your contributions to our community. Our Government, under Prime Minister Harper's leadership, has an unrelenting focus on our top priority: creating jobs, growth and long-term prosperity.
Thank you to the Financial Management Institute for hosting us today, on Chartered Professional Accounts Day at the FMI Professional Development conference. I have some great news for the CPAs in the room-and indirectly, for the entire financial sector.
Good afternoon, and thank you for your warm welcome to Ronald McDonald House. It is a pleasure to be here.
Ronald McDonald House charities across Canada provide a welcome refuge for sick children and their families, especially during this most stressful time of year.
Our Government has an unrelenting focus on creating jobs, growth and long-term prosperity. Since 2006, this has been our top priority.
At the core of our Economic Action Plan is a commitment to keep taxes low for Canadians.
Good afternoon. Thank you for that kind introduction. I am very happy to be here today and truly honoured to be awarded CFIB's 2015 Golden Scissors award.
The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) is a strong and influential voice for small and medium businesses (SMEs) in Canada, and an important partner in our Government's efforts to support entrepreneurs.