Minister Flaherty Announces New Collaborative Steps With Provincial and Territorial Finance Ministers

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….. The Honourable Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance, issued the following statement today at the conclusion of his meeting with provincial and territorial counterparts:

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We have agreed to work together on a number of shared priorities. Three joint working groups of officials from the federal government and interested provinces have been established to examine how Finance Ministers from all jurisdictions can contribute to making progress on:

* Improving international competitiveness by strengthening internal trade and labour mobility, and improving regulatory efficiency;
* Tax collaboration on the Working Income Tax Benefit (WITB), tax harmonization, the recommendations of the Expert Panel on Financial Security for Children with Severe Disabilities, and implementation of the proposed distribution tax on publicly traded income trusts and other flow-through entities; and
* Reducing the paper burden on businesses.
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