Flaherty to tell Washington how to cut spending

Finance minister to tout Canadian banks, fiscal policy

Jim Flaherty is slated to give a speech on Wed. Jan. 12 at the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Canada Institute here in Washington, entitled:  How the West Can Win: Controlling Spending as We Grow”

From the press release:

“Canada’s Minister of Finance James Flaherty will discuss how Canada’s fiscal strength entering the recession and its stable banking system allowed for such a large stimulus package and avoided bank failures and nationalizations. His speech will also touch upon Canada ’s international leadership at the G20 summit in Toronto and the need for advanced economies to fiscally consolidate, while resisting protectionism. A question and answer session will follow the Minister’s presentation.”

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