OTTAWA – “We all want a better future for our children and grandchildren,” stated Leon Benoit, Member of Parliament for Vegreville- Wainwright. “That is why the Economic Action Plan 2012 has focused on jobs, growth and long-term prosperity.”
“Canadians want high paying jobs and the ability to compete on a global scale, but in order to do this we must be competitive in new technology which is critical for Canada’s future,” Benoit said.
As announced in the Economic Action plan 2012, the Conservative Government has committed $1.1 billion over five years to support research and development and $500 million for venture capital.
“It is investments like these that our Government is making that will ensure our economy stays strong, creates high-quality jobs for Canadians and ensures that Canada is a top destination for the world’s most brilliant minds.” Benoit continued by saying, “Our Government is taking important steps to address the challenges our country is facing and is taking advantage of the projected global economy. At the same time, we are ensuring Canada has sustainable social programs and reliable public finances for future generations.”
Since 2006, the Conservative Government has provided funding of almost $8 billion for initiatives that support science, technology and the growth of innovative firms.
“I believe our Government is on the right track and committed to improving the lives of Canadians for generations to come” Benoit concluded.