PM consults with small business owners on creating jobs and economic growth

North Vancouver, British Columbia
13 January 2012

Prime Minister Stephen Harper today met with small business owners in North Vancouver, British Columbia to discuss ways to continue creating jobs and economic growth in a difficult global economy.

“In today’s uncertain global economy, our Government will continue implementing its low-tax plan for jobs and growth – a plan that has worked and served Canadians well,” said the Prime Minister. “As we prepare for the next Budget, we will seek input from Canadians on how to advance the Next Phase of our Economic Action.”

Thanks to Canada’s Economic Action Plan and Canada’s strong economic and financial fundamentals, our country’s economy has recovered from the global recession better than most other industrialized countries. Among G-7 countries, Canada has posted the strongest growth in employment by far during the recovery with nearly 600,000 net new jobs created since July 2009.

Over the coming months, the Prime Minister, his Cabinet and caucus will travel to small towns, communities and cities across the country to listen to and seek the views of Canadians on the Government’s long-term Economic Action Plan.

In order to ensure that all Canadians can participate in this process, the Government of Canada has also launched online pre-budget consultations. Those wishing to make submissions can do so by visiting http://www.fin.gc.ca/prebudget-prebudgetaire/1-eng.asp.