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Minister of Finance Introduces the Jobs and Economic Growth Act

OTTAWA, Ontario, March 29, 2010 — The Honourable Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance, today introduced the Jobs and Economic Growth Act in the House of Commons. This legislation includes key elements of Budget 2010.

“Our government is moving to implement the remaining stimulus measures from Canada’s Economic Action Plan to help secure our country’s economic recovery, encourage growth and create jobs,” said Minister Flaherty. “This legislation contains measures that restrain and focus spending, create a more competitive environment for business, and help ensure tax fairness for Canadian families.”

The Jobs and Economic Growth Act aims to contribute to Canada’s advantage now and for the future by, for example, proposing to:

The Act also helps restrain and focus spending by proposing to:

More details about these and other measures from Budget 2010 are available at