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Minister Morneau Takes Canada’s Plan for a Strong Economy to Hong Kong and Shanghai 

Hong Kong – The Government of Canada continues its plan to build a strong middle class through equality and growth. Canada’s economic success rests on the hard work of Canadians, and on strong trade relationships that can drive economic growth, create good, well-paying jobs for the middle class, and open up opportunities for Canadian businesses to grow and expand.

Following a successful G20 meeting of Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors in Argentina last week, Finance Minister Bill Morneau continued his post-budget tour in Hong Kong today, where he spoke to the Canadian Chamber of Commerce about Canada’s progressive approach to building an economy that works for everyone. He underscored the need to include more women in the economy and to ensure that growth created through international trade and investment benefits those who contribute to its success.

Minister Morneau promoted investment in Canada, highlighting its diverse, skilled and highly educated workforce, as well as its economic and fiscal strengths, among the reasons that make Canada a great place to invest. Canada has strong people-to-people and business connections with Hong Kong, which, as a gateway to and from mainland China, plays a key trade and investment role in the Asia-Pacific region.

The Government is committed to building stronger relationships between Canada and China in order to strengthen and grow the middle class and create more opportunities for people on both sides of the Pacific. Following meetings with business and government leaders in Hong Kong, Minister Morneau will travel to Shanghai, where he will meet with key influencers and speak at the local Canadian Chamber of Commerce about strengthening ties in the Asia-Pacific region.

“Canada’s long-term prosperity depends on ensuring that everyone benefits from the growth we create and that trade and investment with our partners in the Asia-Pacific region create equal opportunity for success, good, well-paying jobs, and an economy that works for everyone.”

– Bill MorneauMinister of Finance

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