The role of the Senate Finance Committee during difficult times will be to closely ensure the Harper government does not move the country into a deficit situation.
Senator Joseph A. Day,
Chair of the Senate Standing Committee on National Finance
The global economic climate changes every day. As Canadians across the country work to secure their futures, we must ensure that our economy remains strong by capitalizing on new opportunities, encouraging individual investment and protecting personal savings.
As Liberal senators, we understand that building a robust economy requires taking larger steps in areas of past success, and deeper exploration into the ideas of the future. The way we mobilize our ideas and embrace innovative approaches to the changing world around us will enhance Canada’s sustainable prosperity.
In order to achieve our economic goals, we must continue to invest in the lives of Canadians. By creating more opportunities for our citizenry, we are making a strong commitment to a future Canada can lead. We must also embrace the challenges of the 21st century, such as increasing energy costs, and stimulate our manufacturing sector through the creation of more energy efficient products.
Liberals believe the federal government has a role to play, working with business and labour to build a strong, 21st century economy – an economy based on knowledge, ingenuity and innovation; one that is economically and environmentally sustainable, spearheading new green technologies.
By consulting the information below, you will better understand both the ways Liberal senators advocate for new approaches to economic development, and the role they play in keeping Canada’s economy strong for present and future generations.