Publication - Government's response to the Fourth Report of the Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry entitled Beyond Freefall: Halting Rural Poverty.

Title in English
Government's response to the Fourth Report of the Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry entitled Beyond Freefall: Halting Rural Poverty.
Publication ID
10639B
Published Year
2009
URL
Organization
Type
Report
Cost
Free Publication
Language
Bilingual
Status
Available
Summary in English
The Government of Canada is pleased to respond to the report of the Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry, Beyond Freefall: Halting Rural Poverty, adopted by the Senate on June 18, 2009. Twenty-nine departments, agencies and Crown corporations contributed to the Government Response, giving careful consideration to the report's 68 recommendations. The Government Response was deposited with the Clerk of the Senate on November 13, 2009.

The Government of Canada supports the spirit and intent of the Committee's Report and recommendations - that rural Canada is a vibrant and vital part of the country and that it is important for all levels of government and economic sectors to work together to develop opportunities for rural communities.

The Government Response is presented in four parts: a coordinated approach for sustained rural growth and prosperity, investments and partnerships to stimulate rural economies, investments and partnerships to support vulnerable Canadians and improve quality of life, and investments and partnerships to re-vitalize rural communities.
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