What They’re Saying: Budget 2018

February 28, 2018

This week, Finance Minister Bill Morneau tabled Budget 2018 – Equality + Growth: A Strong Middle Class – the next steps in the Liberal government’s plan to invest in the middle class and those working hard to join it. Budget 2018 makes investments to put Canada at the forefront of scientific and technological innovation, helps ensure all Canadians are given an equal chance to succeed, and protects Canada’s natural heritage.

Here’s what they’re saying:

When women have the support and opportunities to fully contribute to Canada’s economy, the entire economy does better.

“Oh Canada! Prime Minister Trudeau’s budget — and the smart, women-centered policy that guides it — is leadership in action. Words alone can be cheap, but words written into budgets are worth their weight in lives saved, and worthy of praise. We are grateful for your leadership today, and for what we know Canada will help the world deliver at the G7 this Spring.”
BonoCo-founder of The ONE Campaign

Through Budget 2018, the Liberal Government is taking the next steps towards building a more equal, competitive, sustainable, and fair Canada – where science, curiosity, and innovation spur economic growth.

“We welcome several measures related to economic development, research and innovation. The funding for research is well received and we will ensure that Quebec gets its fair share.”
Carlos LeitãoQuebec Minister of Finance[Translation, Source]

Furthermore, it remains focused on Canada’s future and the things that truly matter to Canadians – with investments that protect our environment, support a sustainable low-carbon economy, and promote equality and prosperity for those who need it most at home and around the world.

“Today’s federal budget included historic investments to protect and restore nature, bringing Canada closer to meeting international standards.”
David Suzuki Foundation

“Housing co-ops welcome funding for the National Housing Strategy in #Budget2018.”
Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada[Translation]

“We’re very encouraged by today’s budget, Canada is demonstrating global leadership that helps put ambition into action,” says Michael Messenger, President and CEO, World Vision Canada. “Escalating conflict, health pandemic threats and weakened economies have created global needs we haven’t seen in recent times, especially for the most vulnerable children — and Canadian international assistance is an important part of the solution.”
World Vision Canada[Source]

Making sure every Canadian has an equal and fair chance at success is not just the right thing to do, it is the smart thing to do. Do you support the Liberal government’s plan to strengthen our middle class, and build a more competitive and inclusive economy?

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