The Economic Action Plan 2015 recently presented by Finance Minister Joe Oliver has 4 focused objectives:
• A Balanced Budget
• Supporting Jobs, Growth and Infrastructure
• Helping Families and Communities Prosper
• Ensuring the Security of Canadians.
This Plan will build on the achievements of the Harper Government since it first came to power in 2006. Here are just a few of them:
• The Harper Government has lowered taxes every year since coming into office. In fact, the overall federal tax burden is now at its lowest level in more than 50 years.
• As a result of tax cuts and benefit increases, a typical two-income family of four will receive tax relief and increased benefits of up to $6,600 in 2015.
• Over 1.2 million Canadians are working now than at the end of the recession in June 2009. The majority of these net new jobs have been full-time positions in private-sector industries.
• Canada’s real GDP is significantly above pre-recession levels – the best performance in the G-7.
• The World Economic Forum rated Canada’s banking system as the soundest in the world for the 7th year in a row in its Annual Competitiveness Report.
• According to KPMG, total business tax costs in Canada are the lowest in the G-7 and 46% lower than those in the U.S.
• Four credit agencies – Moody’s, Fitch, Standard & Poor, and DBRS – have reaffirmed their top AAA ratings for Canada.
Conservatives stand for a Canada that is strong, united, independent, and free. The reunification of Canada’s conservative parties in 2003 restored and rejuvenated a national political movement that has been building a stronger, safer, and better Canada for over 145 years through achievements such as Confederation, women’s suffrage, the Canadian Bill of Rights, and the Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement. The Harper Government continues this proud tradition of Conservative progress!