On October 14, 2008, Canadians chose a Harper-led Government to guide the country through the current economic turmoil and ensure we emerge stronger than ever.
The Government is working hard to deliver on these expectations.
In February 2009, the Government passed the first of two key budgets designed to help Canada weather the storm, and prepare for long-term growth.
The second, in March 2010, outlined a three-point plan for returning to balanced budgets once the economy has recovered.
In March 2011, the Government tabled a budget that launched the Next Phase of Canada’s Economic Action Plan. On May 2, 2011 the Canadian public endorsed this plan by re-electing the Government and giving it a strong, stable, national majority in Parliament.
In March 2013, the latest phase of the Harper Government’s plan for jobs, growth and long-term prosperity was unveiled: Canada’s Economic Action Plan 2013.
Our Economic Action Plan is:
- Connecting Canadians with available jobs with the Canada Job Grant.
- Providing long-term, predictable funding for infrastructure through a new Building Canada plan.
- Helping Canadian businesses succeed and create jobs by providing $1.4 billion in tax relief for manufacturers and processors.
Canada’s Economic Action Plan builds on the Government’s strong record of getting things done for all Canadians.
Since taking office, the government of Prime Minister Stephen Harper has introduced the Universal Child Care Benefit, cut the GST, eliminated the long-gun registry, brought marketing freedom to Canadian wheat and barley producers, implemented tough anti-crime laws, begun rebuilding the Canadian Forces, and enhanced Canada’s standing on the world stage through such initiatives as our successful relief effort in the wake of Haiti's devastating earthquake.