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SOURCE Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat
HALIFAX, Feb. 28, 2018 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada is building on its successful long-term plan that focuses on people and on the things that matter most to Canadians.
Providing all Canadians with opportunities to participate fully in the economy is not only the right thing to do, it is the smart thing to do – leading to stronger growth for the middle class and those working hard to join it.
Now is the right time to build an economy that truly reflects the diversity of our country, where all Canadians can contribute to – and share in – Canada's prosperity.
Today, the Honourable Scott Brison, President of the Treasury Board, was in Halifax to highlight Budget 2018, Equality + Growth: A Strong Middle Class, the Government's people-centred plan to strengthen the middle class and support economic growth.
Speaking at an event at Saint Mary's University with local students, Minister Brison discussed how the Government is making new investments through Budget 2018 that ensure every Canadian has an equal chance at success.
Through Budget 2018, the Government will:
By building on the Government's plans to invest in the middle-class, Budget 2018 takes additional significant steps to ensure everyone has the opportunity to fully participate in the Canadian economy, leading to economic growth that works for all.
"Together, we are building an economy that truly reflects the values we share as Canadians. At a time when nationalism, populism and division are threatening economic and political stability elsewhere, Canada's recipe for diversity, inclusion and shared prosperity is working."
- The Honourable Scott Brison, President of the Treasury Board
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