Grewal Happy With Economic Action Plan 2013


OTTAWA – MP Nina Grewal cheered her government’s Economic Action Plan 2013, which she said continues to focus on job creation, economic growth, and long-term prosperity.

“Our government is acting prudently and decisively to ensure that Canada’s economy creates good jobs and sustains a high quality of life for Canadian families,” said MP Grewal. “With Economic Action Plan 2013 our government remains squarely focused on the number one priority of Canadians, with a forward-looking plan to help create jobs and grow the economy in British Columbia and across Canada. Under our plan Canada will also return to balanced budgets in 2015 and federal taxes will remain at their lowest level in 50 years.”

Economic Action Plan 2013 includes the following key measures 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;
  • And much more.