Create Jobs and Opportunities
Jobs and economic growth will remain our government’s top priority. Canadians now have the lowest tax burden in over half a century, and with one million net new jobs since the depth of the recession, we have the best job creation record in the G-7.
We will continue to create the conditions for new and better jobs across all sectors of our economy. We will advance the most ambitious trade agenda in Canadian history. And we will continue to reduce the size and cost of government.
We will not introduce massive new spending programs – we will live within our means. That means our Government must and will remain on track to return to a balanced budget. Last year’s deficit was less than forecast.
We will balance the budget by 2015.