Budget 2024

April 16 budget must prioritize growth 

Looking ahead to the federal budget, Goldy Hyder urges the government to develop a strategic and competitive plan to leverage Canada’s strengths and attract investment. He shares his perspective in an interview with CTV News’ Power Play and CBC News’ Power and Politics following a pre-budget meeting with Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland.

“These are serious times. They are times of urgency, ambition and action. It’s a moment for this country because so much of what we have, the world wants.” 

“This moment requires leadership. It requires us to be deliberate and intentional.”

[Canada’s response to IRA has to be] very targeted, very specific, probably even to projects exclusively, because they can be very expensive.”

“How do we leverage and play to our strengths on natural resources, energy, food, and critical minerals? This is the opportunity for Canada, if we choose to seize it.”