Economic Action Plan 2013 continues focus on jobs, growth and long-term prosperity


MP Joe PrestonMarch 21, 2013

MP Joe Preston welcomes the new federal budget – Economic Action Plan 2013 – and its continued focus on job creation, economic growth, and long-term prosperity as good news for Elgin-Middlesex-London. The Plan, which will see Canada return to balanced budgets in 2015, keeps federal taxes at their lowest level in 50 years.

“While Canada has the best job creation record among all G-7 countries since the worst of the global recession with over 950,000 net new jobs, we recognize that the global economy remains very challenging,” said MP Joe Preston. “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 grow the economy in Ontario and across Canada.”

MP Joe Preston outlined that Economic Action Plan 2013 includes key measures to strengthen Canada’s economy, including:

  • 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.

Economic Action Plan 2013 also confirmed the Conservative government’s continued all-time record support for hospitals, schools, and other important health and social services in Ontario. In fact, in 2013-14, federal transfer support to Ontario will be almost $9 billion higher than under the former federal Liberal government.

“We all remember the former Liberal government slashed transfers for health care and education. Our Conservative government rejects that shameful practice, and is protecting and growing transfers to help support the services that Ontario families depend on,” said Preston.

Economic Action Plan 2013 continues focus on jobs, growth and long-term prosperityhttp://i1.wp.com/thestthomasblog.com/wp-content/uploads/MP-Joe-Preston.jpg?fit=600%2C600http://i1.wp.com/thestthomasblog.com/wp-content/uploads/MP-Joe-Preston.jpg?resize=300%2C300 Joe Preston MP Joe Preston MP,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
March 21, 2013 MP Joe Preston welcomes the new federal budget - Economic Action Plan 2013 – and its continued focus on job creation, economic growth, and long-term prosperity as good news for Elgin-Middlesex-London. The Plan, which will see Canada return to balanced budgets in 2015, keeps federal taxes at...
<a href="http://thestthomasblog.com/news/joe-preston-mp/economic-action-plan-2013-continues-focus-on-jobs-growth-and-long-term-prosperity/attachment/mp-joe-preston/&quot; rel="attachment wp-att-38321"><img class="alignright size-medium wp-image-38321" alt="MP Joe Preston" src="http://thestthomasblog.com/wp-content/uploads/MP-Joe-Preston-217x300.jpg&quot; width="217" height="300" /></a>March 21, 2013 <a class="StrictlyAutoTagAnchor" href="http://thestthomasblog.com/tag/mp&quot; title="View all articles about MP here" >MP</a> <a class="StrictlyAutoTagAnchor" href="http://thestthomasblog.com/tag/joe-preston&quot; title="View all articles about Joe Preston here" >Joe Preston</a> welcomes the new federal budget - <strong class='StrictlyAutoTagBold'>Economic Action Plan</strong> 2013 – and its continued focus on <a class="StrictlyAutoTagAnchor" href="http://thestthomasblog.com/tag/job&quot; title="View all articles about job here" >job</a> creation, economic growth, and long-term prosperity as good news for <a class="StrictlyAutoTagAnchor" href="http://thestthomasblog.com/tag/elgin&quot; title="View all articles about Elgin here" >Elgin</a>-Middlesex-<a class="StrictlyAutoTagAnchor" href="http://thestthomasblog.com/tag/london&quot; title="View all articles about London here" >London</a>. The Plan, which will see <a class="StrictlyAutoTagAnchor" href="http://thestthomasblog.com/tag/canada&quot; title="View all articles about Canada here" >Canada</a> return to balanced budgets in 2015, keeps federal taxes at their lowest level in 50 years. “While <a class="StrictlyAutoTagAnchor" href="http://thestthomasblog.com/tag/canada&quot; title="View all articles about Canada here" >Canada</a> has the best <a class="StrictlyAutoTagAnchor" href="http://thestthomasblog.com/tag/job&quot; title="View all articles about job here" >job</a> creation record among all G-7 countries since the worst of the global recession with over 950,000 net new jobs, we recognize that the global economy remains very challenging,” said <a class="StrictlyAutoTagAnchor" href="http://thestthomasblog.com/tag/mp&quot; title="View all articles about MP here" >MP</a> <a class="StrictlyAutoTagAnchor" href="http://thestthomasblog.com/tag/joe-preston&quot; title="View all articles about Joe Preston here" >Joe Preston</a>. “In <strong class='StrictlyAutoTagBold'>Economic Action Plan</strong> 2013, our Conservative 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 <a class="StrictlyAutoTagAnchor" href="http://thestthomasblog.com/tag/ontario&quot; title="View all articles about Ontario here" >Ontario</a> and across <strong class='StrictlyAutoTagBold'>Canada</strong>.” <strong class='StrictlyAutoTagBold'>MP</strong> <strong class='StrictlyAutoTagBold'>Joe Preston</strong> outlined that <strong class='StrictlyAutoTagBold'>Economic Action Plan</strong> 2013 includes key measures to strengthen <strong class='StrictlyAutoTagBold'>Canada</strong>’s economy, including: <ul> <li>Increased skills and training support, including the new $15,000 <strong class='StrictlyAutoTagBold'>Canada</strong> Job Grant, to help more Canadians find high-quality, well-paying jobs;</li> <li>Tax breaks for manufacturers who buy new machinery and equipment to stay competitive, and an extended ‘hiring credit’ for small businesses who create jobs;</li> <li>A record $70 billion federal investment in infrastructure across <strong class='StrictlyAutoTagBold'>Canada</strong>, including roads, bridges, subways, rail lines, and ports;</li> <li>Major investments in research and technology;</li> <li>New tax relief for Canadians who give to <a class="StrictlyAutoTagAnchor" href="http://thestthomasblog.com/tag/charity&quot; title="View all articles about charity here" >charity</a>, adopt a child, or rely on homecare services;</li> <li>Elimination of ‘import tax’ tariffs on everyday items <a class="StrictlyAutoTagAnchor" href="http://thestthomasblog.com/tag/canadian&quot; title="View all articles about Canadian here" >Canadian</a> families buy, like baby clothing, <a class="StrictlyAutoTagAnchor" href="http://thestthomasblog.com/tag/sports-2&quot; title="View all articles about sports here" >sports</a> gear, and <a class="StrictlyAutoTagAnchor" href="http://thestthomasblog.com/tag/exercise&quot; title="View all articles about exercise here" >exercise</a> equipment;</li> <li>And much more.</li> </ul> <strong class='StrictlyAutoTagBold'>Economic Action Plan</strong> 2013 also confirmed the Conservative government’s continued all-time record support for hospitals, schools, and other important health and social services in <a class="StrictlyAutoTagAnchor" href="http://thestthomasblog.com/tag/ontario&quot; title="View all articles about Ontario here" >Ontario</a>. In fact, in 2013-14, federal transfer support to <strong class='StrictlyAutoTagBold'>Ontario</strong> will be almost $9 billion higher than under the former federal Liberal government. “We all remember the former Liberal government slashed transfers for health care and education. Our Conservative government rejects that shameful practice, and is protecting and growing transfers to help support the services that <strong class='StrictlyAutoTagBold'>Ontario</strong> families depend on,” said Preston.
The following two tabs change content below.
Joe Preston MP

Joe Preston MP

Joe Preston is proud to be an active member of the community.

Joe has served the riding of Elgin-Middlesex-London as the Member of Parliament since 2004, and re-elected in 2006, 2008 and 2011.

Joe is the Chair of the Procedure and House Affairs Committee; Joe is the Vice-Chair of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association and is currently Canada’ s federal member on the International Executive Committee of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association.

Joe and his wife Geri are franchisees of Wendy’s Restaurants and Boston Pizza. Prior to representing the riding of Elgin-Middlesex-London, Joe served the community on many local boards, advisory committees and as a local business leader. Joe continues to be active in the community including live theatre.

http://www.joeprestonmp.ca/home/