Industry Minister Moore discusses support for small business in Nanaimo
March 20, 2015 – Ottawa – Industry Canada
James Moore, Minister of Industry and Minister Responsible for British Columbia, and Dr. James Lunney, Member of Parliament for Nanaimo–Alberni, today participated in a round-table discussion with local business and community leaders in Nanaimo, British Columbia. Minister Moore highlighted federal initiatives that are helping local entrepreneurs create jobs and are establishing the right conditions for Canadian businesses to expand into new and emerging markets around the world. The Minister underlined the Harper Government's economic policies that make Canada the most attractive country in the world for investment: lower taxes, balanced budgets, less debt and an ambitious free trade agenda.
During a tour of Inuktun Services Ltd., a manufacturer of robotic systems, Minister Moore also highlighted Canada's strong manufacturing sector—a high-skill economic engine that represents more than 10 percent of our gross domestic product. The federal government has provided $1.4 billion in tax relief to manufacturing companies investing in modern machinery and equipment.
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