On Track for Jobs and Growth
December 07, 2012
Canada is on the right track.
Our Conservative Government remains focused on supporting job creation and economic growth. Our low-tax plan, Economic Action Plan 2012, is delivering real support to the Canadian economy, and the results continue to be encouraging.
On Friday, Statistics Canada announced that 59,300 net new jobs were created in November. The strong job growth in November means that, since July 2009, Canada has created over 880,000 net new jobs, more than 90 per cent of them full-time.
It’s no wonder Canada is garnering praise around the world. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) both forecast Canada to have the strongest growth in the industrialized world over the next two years. Forbes magazine ranks Canada as the best country in the world in which to do business. And our net debt-to-GDP ratio remains by far the lowest in the G7.
At a time when our plan is working, the Opposition calls for the opposite approach. They demand reckless new spending, including a 45-day EI work year. Mulcair’s NDP calls for a $21.5 billion job-killing carbon tax, and an extra one per cent sales tax on top of the GST and provincial taxes. Their plan would result in huge deficits and no growth.
Stephen Harper’s Conservative Government is focused on the economy. As long as there are Canadians looking for work, that will remain our priority.