Economic Action Plan continues to create Jobs and Economic Growth for Canadians
February 24, 2011

Harper Government Celebrates Significant Progress Made on Rainbow Creek
Minister Fantino was joined by City Manager Clayton Harris and Commissioner of Parks and Recreation Marlon Kallideen

Vaughan – Jobs and economic growth continue to be created by Canada’s Economic Action Plan announced Minister Fantino.  Julian Fantino, Minister of State (Seniors), and Member of Parliament for Vaughan, was in Vaughan Tuesday to tour the construction site and celebrate the significant progress made on the Rainbow Creek project.

“Our government’s top priority is the economy, which is why we are continuing to implement Canada’s Economic Action Plan,” said Minister Fantino. “These upgrades to the Rainbow Creek Park have created local jobs and economic growth, and will improve the lives residents in the area so that Canadian families continue to prosper for years to come.”

The Harper Government is demonstrating the job creation and benefits of Canada’s Economic Action Plan. Minister Fantino’s visit to Rainbow Creek Park is just one of over 80 events happening across the country today.

The Rainbow Creek Park project was the recipient of over $1.3 million from the Harper Government’s Economic Action Plan. These funds were put towards the renewal and redevelopment of the park which boasts new soccer fields, tennis courts, pedestrian bridges and a community parking lot.

The Harper government is committed to stimulating the economy through the creation of jobs. Canada’s Economic Action Plan continues to create jobs and economic growth with more than 26,000 job-creating projects underway or completed from coast to coast to coast.

The results are clear: Since July 2009 Canada’s economy has created over 460,000 new jobs and the economy has grown for five straight quarters. 

“The economic recovery is still fragile,” said Minister Fantino. “That is why we must stay on track and continue to focus on the economy.”

Canada’s Economic Action Plan provides close to $16 billion to modernize a broad range of infrastructure including roads, bridges, public transit, parks and water treatment facilities, and to support home ownership, help stimulate the housing sector and improve housing across Canada.

To learn more about Canada’s Economic Action Plan, visit