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Middle class isn’t going to prosper just because it has its own minister

By David Crane      

What really matters is our success in building an innovative and competitive economy while ensuring the benefits are fairly distributed. A more productive economy is the key to so much of what we want to accomplish as a country—including the good jobs that sustain a middle class.

Middle Class Prosperity Minister Mona Fortier, pictured Nov. 20, 2019, arriving at Rideau Hall shortly before being sworn into Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's new cabinet at Rideau Hall in Ottawa. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

TORONTO—We now have a minister for the middle class. But the middle class isn’t going to prosper just because it has its own minister. What really matters is our success in building an innovative and competitive economy while ensuring the benefits are fairly distributed. A more productive economy is the key to so much of what we want to accomplish as a country—including the good jobs that sustain a middle class.

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