The Major Infrastructure Component of the Building Canada Fund targets larger, strategic projects of national and regional significance.
Through Canada's Economic Action Plan, the federal government aims, over the next five years, to complete upgrading the Trans-Canada Highway from two to four lanes in Banff National Park.
The Fund recognized the unique infrastructure needs of Canada's smaller communities and focused on projects that met environmental, economic and quality of life objectives.
Through Canada's Economic Action Plan, the federal government provided $90 million over five years (2009-14) for the Strategic Investments in Northern Economic Development program.
Deepening trade and investment relationships in large and fast-growing markets helps support jobs and growth in Canada. In fact, trade accounts for more than 60 percent of Canada’s annual income (GDP), and one in five Canadian jobs is linked to exports. That’s why the Government of Canada has been working tirelessly since 2006 to create the right conditions for our businesses to compete and succeed abroad.
The Standards Council of Canada is a Crown corporation that helps to promote Canada's economic growth through the pursuit of efficient and effective standardization.
Budget 2011 announced the alignment of the deduction rates for tax purposes for intangible capital expenses in oil sands projects with the rates applicable in the conventional oil & gas sector.