Prime Minister Stephen Harper consulted Indo-Canadian business leaders and working families in Toronto to discuss ways to create jobs and economic growth as the government plans for the next phase of Canada’s Economic Action Plan.
“With Canada’s economy still fragile, protecting and creating jobs, stability and financial security remain our number one priority,” said the Prime Minister. “Our country is home to a vibrant, approximately one-million strong, Indo-Canadian community which plays a vital role in Canada’s economic and cultural landscape. As we move forward, the values of hard working Canadians from all walks of life – living within your means, reducing waste and duplication to keep taxes low – will continue to guide us.”
Launched in 2009, Canada’s Economic Action Plan has so far contributed to the creation of more than 460,000 new jobs since July 2009 and helped Canada emerge from the global economic crisis faster and stronger than most other major industrial countries around the world.
In Ontario, nearly 4,500 projects are under-way or completed, including nearly 1,500 in the Greater Toronto Area. Projects such as Brampton Social Services Centre and the Braeburn Active Living Centre in Toronto have helped mitigate the effects of the economic downturn by investing in job-creating infrastructure pro-jects across the province.