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Canada: Freeland delivers EFU 2021

15 December 2021 at 18:00 | 513 views

Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister of Canada Chrystia Freeland yesterday delivered a 2021 Economic and Fiscal Update of Canada. As expected she spoke on the global pandemic, climate change, the financial situation of Canada and the recent actions and initiatives of the Liberal government.

Today’s EFU 2021 provides Canadians with a transparent report of our nation’s finances. And because our best economic policy is strong health policy, it also includes targeted support to finish the fight against COVID.

We know that our national focus, as we emerge from COVID, must be competitiveness & growth. Measures to promote them will figure prominently in the budget. We understood, from the start of this pandemic, that the best way to maintain strong public finances was by keeping our economy strong.

It has been a hard 21 months. But we are resilient. As we finish the fight against COVID we will turn our resolve towards fighting climate change, advancing reconciliation with Indigenous peoples, & building an economy that is stronger, fairer, more competitive and more prosperous.