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Canada's Economic Action Plan (EAP) provides assistance to all Canadians. You can select one of these links to see a complete list of initiatives of interest to the following sectors:

Economic Action Plan 2012 proposes $105 million in 2012–13 on a cash basis to support VIA's operations and capital projects.

The Government continues to support the Canadian sport system and Canadian athletes.
Economic Action Plan 2012 proposes $1.4 million annually to ensure that Wage Earner Protection Program applicants receive the benefits they are entitled to when they need them.
Budget 2011 announces more protection for workers by extending the WEPP to also cover employees who lose their jobs when their employer's attempt at restructuring takes longer than six months, is subsequently unsuccessful and ends in bankruptcy or receivership.
Through the stimulus phase of the Economic Action Plan, the federal government invested in measures to improve railway safety and enhance grade crossings.

Small businesses are a key part of Canada's economy. The Government agrees with the Canadian Federation of Independent Business that "small businesses are indispensable in their role as job creators and innovators all across Canada."

Building on the administrative services review from Budget 2010, the Government set out a direction in Budget 2011 to improve services and realize efficiencies by examining government-wide solutions that standardize, consolidate and re-engineer the way it does business. As discussed above, the Government is moving forward with the creation of Shared Services Canada, with a mandate to lower costs by streamlining information technology networks, data centres and email systems.
Shared Services Canada was established on August 4, 2011, as a demonstration of the Government's commitment to generating operational efficiencies and ensuring value for Canadian taxpayers. The new department's mandate is to consolidate information technology (IT) infrastructure, including email, data centres and networks, across 43 departments and agencies.
In September 2009, as part of its response to the global economic crisis, the G-20 created the Framework for Strong, Sustainable and Balanced Growth. The G-20 Framework is a forum where members identify and assess global economic risks and vulnerabilities, and coordinate policies designed to foster stronger, more sustainable and balanced economic growth. Canada and India have co-chaired the Framework Working Group since its launch at the 2009 Pittsburgh Summit.
Since 2009, the Government has been undertaking a systematic review of corporate assets as a normal part of good governance, which can contribute to the ongoing reallocation of financial resources to high priorities in order to maximize benefits to taxpayers. The review assesses selected assets, with a view to improve their efficiency and effectiveness and to ensure that government resources are employed in ways that focus on the priorities of Canadians.


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