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Government of Canada Continues Focus on Jobs and Growth

CALGARY, Alberta, January 27, 2012 – Today, the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Public Works and Government Services and Minister for Status of Women, held a roundtable consultation with industry to discuss some of Public Works and Government Services Canada’s (PWGSC) key strategic initiatives. This meeting was an opportunity to engage Alberta stakeholders and obtain their feedback on departmental priorities.

“Our Government’s top priority continues to be the economy,” said Minister Ambrose. “With the global economy still very fragile, we continue to focus on creating jobs and economic growth.”

The roundtable gave Minister Ambrose the opportunity to hear industry feedback on PWGSC’s strategic initiatives related to real property.

“Since July 2009, Canadian entrepreneurs, businesses and others have created almost 600,000 new jobs,” said Minister Ambrose. “That’s why we’re sitting down with Canadian industry to get their feedback on the best way to strengthen the Canadian economy and to create jobs across the country.”

PWGSC manages one of the largest and most diverse real estate portfolios in the country. As the Department strives for excellence, it relies on the private sector to improve the way it delivers services to other departments and to Canadians. Industry consultations like the one held today are important in obtaining industry’s feedback. The input received will be valuable as PWGSC moves forward with its initiatives.

Leading up to the next federal budget, the Government of Canada is holding consultations with Canadians from coast to coast to coast on the economy. Led by Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Finance Minister Jim Flaherty, the consultations are an opportunity for Canadians to provide their views on the best way to create jobs and economic growth. In order to ensure that all Canadians can participate in this process, the Government of Canada has also launched online pre-budget consultations. Those wishing to make submissions can do so by visiting http://www.fin.gc.ca/prebudget-prebudgetaire/1-eng.asp.

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