Iqaluit, Nunavut (January 16, 2012) – The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency and Minister of Heath, today took part in a pre-Budget roundtable discussion in Iqaluit, Nunavut with business and sectoral leaders from across the territory. The event is part of a series of cross-Canada consultations on how best to ensure Canada's economy continues to produce jobs and growth in a difficult global economy.
"Our Government remains focused on jobs and economic growth while reducing the deficit and returning to balance in the medium term," said Minister Aglukkaq. "Today, I want to hear from Northerners on how we can achieve a sustainable and prosperous economy and preserve our Canadian economic advantage now and in the future."
Cross-country consultations with members of the government will continue across the country, with venues and details to be announced as they become available.
In order to ensure that all Canadians can participate in this process, the Harper Government has also launched online pre-Budget consultations .
Office of the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq
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