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Minister's Message

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

As Minister responsible for Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD), I am pleased to present the 2013–2014 Departmental Performance Report.

Since its commencement in 1988, WD has worked diligently to strengthen and diversify the western Canadian economy.  This year has been no exception with WD achieving its goals in supporting businesses, fostering innovation and strengthening communities.

WD's support continues to help western Canadian businesses connect with new opportunities and showcase their products to key players.  Our strategic investments continue to help businesses and innovators improve their productivity, compete globally and get new products to market.  We continue to build upon the strong foundation that Western Canada already has to ensure that this exceptional region continues to prosper.

WD continues to work strategically in partnership – with all levels of government, businesses, industry associations and not-for-profit organizations – to create jobs, foster economic growth and ensure the long-term prosperity of Western Canada.




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