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Chapter 4.0: Prosperous Families and Strong, Secure Communities
The Government is continuing to take action to improve the lives of Canadians and their families so that they have opportunities to work, live and prosper in safe and vibrant communities. Economic Action Plan 2015 builds on previous actions taken by the Government to support families and communities, improving the quality of life for hard-working Canadian families by:
- Helping families make ends meet by continuing to provide tax relief, supporting seniors and caregivers, protecting consumers and limiting taxpayer exposure in the financial sector.
- Building strong communities by helping the charitable and non-profit sector, ensuring that veterans and their families receive the benefits and services they need, supporting affordable housing, further assisting persons with disabilities, increasing economic opportunities for Aboriginal peoples, and ensuring international development initiatives are effective and aligned with the priorities of Canadians.
- Celebrating and protecting Canada's heritage and environment by supporting the upcoming Canada 150 celebrations, protecting species at risk, maintaining meteorological and navigational warning services in the Arctic, and addressing toxic substances and contaminated sites.
- Better protecting Canadians from the threat of terrorism and cyber attacks, maintaining the integrity of our borders and supporting the Canadian Armed Forces as they continue to uphold Canadian interests and values. In addition, the Government will introduce new legislative and regulatory amendments to improve the effectiveness of Canada's economic sanctions regime.
|Low-Tax Plan to Help Families Make Ends Meet|
|Helping Families Make Ends Meet||3,100||4,791||4,954||5,084||5,210||5,330||28,469|
|Protecting Consumers and Enhancing Canada's Financial Sector||4||5||5||5||5||23|
|Subtotal—Low-Tax Plan to Help Families Make Ends Meet||3,100||4,945||5,118||5,259||5,395||5,525||29,342|
|Supporting the Charitable and Non-Profit Sector||5||75||95||90||265|
|Taking Action for Veterans||1,619||200||215||215||225||237||2,711|
|Supporting the Most Vulnerable in Communities||50||50||25||25||150|
|Helping Canadians With Disabilities||2||2|
|Investing in the Health of Canadians||10||14||10||12||10||56|
|Investing in Aboriginal Communities||44||61||63||56||59||283|
|Assisting International Communities||2||24||2||1||1||29|
|Celebrating Our Heritage||26||98||111||15||13||263|
|Protecting Canada's Environment||34||170||166||138||126||634|
|Enhancing National Security||57||93||79||98||112||439|
|Protecting the Integrity of Our Borders||4||4||3||2||3||16|
|Strengthening Community Safety||8||9||9||8||8||41|
|Total—Prosperous Families and Strong, Secure Communities||4,719||5,699||5,863||6,227||6,447||6,789||35,745|
|Less funds existing in the fiscal framework||76||249||225||199||149||897|
|Less funds sourced from internal reallocations||11||15||20||19||6||71|
|Announced in or prior to the 2014 Update||3,090||4,655||4,715||4,770||4,835||4,890||26,955|
|Net Fiscal Cost||1,629||957||884||1,212||1,395||1,744||7,822|
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