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Economic Action Plan 2013

Posted On 2022-03-21 00:00:00

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March 21st, 2013

Ottawa – Member of Parliament Gerry Ritz welcomes the new federal budget - Economic Action Plan 2013 – and its continued focus on job creation, economic growth, and long-term prosperity.  The Plan, will see Canada return to balanced budgets in 2015, and will keep federal taxes at their lowest level in 50 years.

“I am proud that Canada, during this global recession, has the best job creation record among all G-7 countries with over 950,000 net new jobs.  We recognize that the global economy remains very challenging,” said Ritz. “In Economic Action Plan 2013, our Conservative government remains squarely focused on the number one priority of Canadians, with a forward-looking plan to help create jobs and economic growth in Saskatchewan and across the country.”

MP Gerry Ritz outlined some of the measures included in the Economic Action Plan 2013 to strengthen Canada’s economy:


  • Increased skills and training support, including the new $15,000 Canada Job Grant, to help more Canadians find high-quality, well-paying jobs;
  • Tax breaks for manufacturers who buy new machinery and equipment to stay competitive, and an extended ‘hiring credit’ for small businesses who create jobs;
  • A record $70 billion federal investment in infrastructure across Canada, including roads, bridges, subways, rail lines, and ports;
  • Major investments in research and technology;
  • New tax relief for Canadians who give to charity, adopt a child, or rely on homecare services;
  • Elimination of ‘import tax’ tariffs on everyday items Canadian families buy, like baby clothing, sports gear, and exercise equipment.

Economic Action Plan 2013 continues the Conservative government’s record level support for hospitals, schools, and other important health and social services in Saskatchewan.  In fact, in 2013-14, federal transfer support to Saskatchewan will be $273 million higher than when we formed government.

“Our Conservative government is protecting and growing transfers to provinces to help support the services on which Saskatchewan families depend,” said MP Ritz.



For more information call the office of Hon. Gerry Ritz 613-992-9703

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