Finance Minister Billl Morneau

With its Fall Economic Statement, the Government of Canada has taken the next steps in its plan to make smart and necessary investments to strengthen the middle class and position Canada for success in the global economy of tomorrow. Looking ahead to the next budget, ongoing consultations are helping inform the Government’s approach to ensuring that the long-term growth we create is shared with the middle class, and those working hard to join it.

As part of pre-budget consultations, Minister of Finance Bill Morneau stopped in Vancouver for a Facebook Live discussion with Canadians on how to spur long-term economic growth and create good, well-paying jobs for Canadians. Minister Morneau also spoke about the Fall Economic Statement’s focus on making unprecedented investments in infrastructure, attracting investment to Canada and ensuring high-growth companies have what it takes to succeed. He highlighted investments of over $180 billion over 11 years, to help communities like Vancouver and Surrey fund transit projects such as the Broadway subway project and the South of Fraser Rapid Transit project, ensure cleaner air and water, and foster better neighbourhoods.

Minister Morneau and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance François-Philippe Champagne will continue listening to input and ideas from Canadians as part of pre-budget consultations, to bring forward the best ideas our country has to offer to ensure a strong, confident and more resilient middle class.