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Minister's Message

The Honourable Rona Ambrose, P.C., Q.C., M.P.As Minister responsible for Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD), I am pleased to present the department's 2013-2014 Report on Plans and Priorities.

Despite the global economic uncertainty all around us, Canada has weathered the economic storm well.  Our economic resilience reflects the actions our Government has taken to lower taxes, pay down debt, reduce red tape and promote free trade and innovation. In the year ahead, we will continue to focus on economic growth, jobs and prosperity for all Canadians.

To achieve our mandate, WD will continue to diversify the western economy by helping the West’s businesses grow and compete, through fostering innovation, opening our door to international markets, and being the strong advocate for western interests in national economic policy.  WD will do its part through support for pan-western projects promoting economic growth, creating jobs and ensuring that the western Canadian economy remains strong, innovative and competitive.

The department will build on the solid foundation of investing in strategic projects, partnerships and programs that contribute towards economic growth, jobs and prosperity for Canadians.

The Honourable Rona Ambrose, P.C., M.P.