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Minister of State's Message

The Honourable Michelle Rempel, P.C., M.P., Minister of State (Western Economic Diversification)

Our Government's top priority remains the economy. WD is contributing to this work by fostering innovation, promoting western Canadian businesses and strengthening our communities.

Over the past year, as a result of broad-based engagement, we have established a clear path forward that will help create jobs and economic growth, focusing on the priorities of Innovation, Defence Procurement, Trade and Investment, Aboriginal Economic Growth, Skills Development and Training, and revitalization of the Western Canada Business Service Network.

WD continues to drive economic development and diversification through active engagement with stakeholders and the delivery of its core programs. Our work has facilitated the commercialization of new technologies in emerging sectors across the West; promoted the region to potential investors; enabled western businesses to connect and compete with international industry and helped businesses improve their productivity.

WD will continue to create opportunities for western Canadian innovators, businesses and communities while building on our Government's strong fiscal record. Together, we are showing the world that the West Means Business.



The Honourable Michelle Rempel, P.C., M.P.