TRUDEAU ECONOMIC ADVISERS TO TRY AND PROMOTE LONG TERM GROWTH

Feb 06, 2017

By Jane Brown

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Economic advisers for the Trudeau government are scheduled to unveil a new blueprint today in Ottawa on how to revitalize long-term economic growth.

Finance Minister Bill Morneau chose members of a panel who will deliver suggestions under five categories, ranging from bringing more women and indigenous Canadians into the labour force, to helping workers adapt to the rapidly evolving needs of the job market.

The proposals from the so-called Growth Council are also expected to recommend implementing growth strategies for key sectors, boosting innovation and broadening trade.

Recommendations will influence the senior ranks of government and could help shape the upcoming federal budget.

Last fall, Growth council members provided a plan for the Trudeau Liberals to attract more talent through immigration, increasing infrastructure investments, and luring more foreign investment to Canada.

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