Responsible Resource Development is the Government of Canada’s plan to create jobs, growth, and long-term prosperity for all Canadians by streamlining the review process for major resource projects.
To preserve and extend the benefits our close relationship has helped bring to Canadians and Americans alike, Prime Minister Stephen Harper and President Barack Obama announced the Beyond the Border Declaration and the Canada-United States Regulatory Cooperation Council on February 4, 2011.
Both initiatives seek to deepen our partnership and enhance our security, prosperity and economic competitiveness while respecting each other’s sovereignty.
On February 4, 2011, the Prime Minister of Canada and the President of the United States issued Beyond the Border: A Shared Vision for Perimeter Security and Economic Competitiveness. The Declaration established a new long-term partnership built upon a perimeter approach to security and economic competitiveness. This means working together, not just at the border, but beyond the border to enhance our security and accelerate the legitimate flow of people, goods and services.
The Canada-United States Regulatory Cooperation Council aims to better align our regulatory approaches to protect health, safety, and the environment while supporting growth, investment, innovation and market openness.
The Government of Canada offers programs and initiatives supporting workers and the unemployed. Some of these include the Wage Earner Protection Program, the Hiring Credit for Small Business, and the Helmets to Hardhats program.
The Government of Canada has made the North a top priority, with a clear vision for the North as a healthy, prosperous region within a strong and sovereign Canada. Learn more about EAP initiatives supporting jobs, growth and long-term prosperity in Canada's North.