March 29, 2012

Poilievre Focused on Jobs, Growth & Long-Term Prosperity

Ottawa — Pierre Poilievre, Member of Parliament from Nepean-Carleton, is welcoming Economic Action Plan 2012’s focus on creating jobs, growth and long-term prosperity.

“In Economic Action Plan 2012, our Conservative government is squarely focused on what matters to Canadians – jobs and economic growth,” said MP Poilievre. “While Canada has created over 610,000 net new jobs since July 2009, the global economy remains fragile and too many Canadians are still looking for work. That’s why we’re moving forward with a positive plan to bolster the long-term economic growth of Ontario and all of Canada.”

Economic Action Plan 2012, which was presented to Parliament on March 29th, takes significant steps to encourage entrepreneurship, improve conditions for business investments, and invest in training, infrastructure and opportunity for all Canadians. It is a return to

The Plan also ensures that vital social programs and services, like Old Age Security (OAS), will be available to Canadians for generations to come by making them sustainable in the long-term. “In 1975 there were seven working taxpayers for every senior; today there are only four working-age Canadians for each senior,” said Poilievre. “This is why Economic Action Plan 2012 outlines a plan to gradually raise the age of eligibility for OAS by two years, starting April 1, 2023.” Poilievre noted that current recipients of OAS will not be affected.

Economic Action Plan 2012 outlines a return to a balanced budget that does not raise taxes. “I am very proud of the Economic Action Plan that our party has delivered to Canadians,” said Poilievre. “This budget will keep Canada economically stable in a global economy that remains fragile.”