On the Right Track for Jobs, Growth and Long-Term Prosperity
June 29, 2012
On Friday, Statistics Canada announced that Canada’s economy grew (+0.3%) in April.
This economic growth mirrors our country’s job creation success. Canada has created nearly 760,000 net new jobs since July 2009, the strongest record in the G-7. It’s an achievement that reflects the Harper Government’s commitment to remain focused on what matters to Canadians: helping to create jobs, fuel economic growth, and ensure long-term prosperity.
While these are positive signs Canada is on the right track, the global recovery remains fragile – especially in Europe. That’s why we’re staying the course to implement Economic Action Plan 2012 and its measures to help support the economy. Some of these measures include renewing the job-creating Hiring Credit for Small Business, and investing over $1 billion in new support for research and development. Meanwhile, we’re keeping taxes low and working to return Canada to balanced budgets.
In fact, just this week, the independent credit rating agency DBRS re-confirmed Canada’s top credit rating and praised our economic policies:
“Canada’s credible fiscal recovery plan and strong track record of outperformance leave it well-positioned in relation to many sovereign peers … a diverse and growing economy and sound financial system adds considerable support to the credit profile.”
But while we’re focused on protecting and growing Canada’s economy, the NDP continues to push risky economic theories by repeatedly attacking growing sectors of the economy, calling for higher taxes and advocating that we close Canada off from increased trade and exports. The last thing Canada’s economy needs right now are the NDP’s risky theories.
Canadians can count on the Harper Government to stay focused on creating jobs, economic growth and long-term prosperity for Canada.