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Budget 2019: A secure and dignified retirement for Canadians

GRANBY, QC, April 16, 2019 /CNW/ - Over the course of their lives, seniors have made tremendous contributions to their communities right across Canada?and carry with them a wealth of knowledge, experience and skills we all benefit from today. 

Today, the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development was in Granby to highlight Budget 2019, Investing in the Middle Class. The Budget details how the Government is making sure middle-class Canadians benefit from Canada's economic growth. That includes helping more Canadians find an affordable home, prepare for well-paid jobs, retire with confidence and afford prescription drugs when they need them.

Speaking at an event at La Maison soutien aux Aidants, Minister Duclos highlighted how investments in Budget 2019 would help support Canadian seniors' active participation in society, and build on efforts to strengthen the retirement security of Canadians so they can enjoy a secure and dignified retirement after a lifetime of hard work.

Through Budget 2019, the Government proposes to: 

With these new measures, Budget 2019 builds on the Government's record of strengthening the retirement security of Canadians so that they can worry less about making ends meet and enjoy the secure and dignified retirement they deserve. 


"Older Canadians have worked hard to support their families, build strong communities and grow our economy. Their knowledge, skills and experience are the cornerstones our businesses and country were built on. Through Budget 2019, we are taking more steps to highlight their contributions by strengthening their connections with their communities, providing support to those who choose to stay in the workforce and ensuring they have access to the benefits they are entitled to."

? The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development

Quick Facts

Since 2016, the Government of Canada has established a proven record of strengthening the retirement income security of Canadians, including:

Further Information

Associated Links

Budget Plan 
Budget Speech 
Backgrounder: A Secure and Dignified Retirement for Canadians 
Gender Report 
Investing in Young Canadians 
The Fiscal Monitor (Financial Results for January 2019)


SOURCE Employment and Social Development Canada

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