I am pleased to report on the Industry Portfolio’s key activities in 2013/2014.
During this period, facilitating support for business innovation, strengthening private sector investment in job creation, and creating lasting partnerships with the research community were among our most important achievements.
In 2013/2014, Statistics Canada continued to provide reliable statistical information to help Canadians better understand their country—its economy, environment and society. This past fiscal year has been one of substantial accomplishments, including the release of data from the National Household Survey, the Aboriginal Peoples Survey and the Survey of Financial Security. In addition, the agency continued to enhance the Consumer Price Index and to make steady progress in reducing response burden. As always, Statistics Canada will continue to look at improving data quality while protecting the privacy of Canadians and decreasing costs to taxpayers.
Working together, Industry Canada and our portfolio partners will continue to improve competitiveness, cost-efficiencies and job opportunities, bolstering the Canadian economy and furthering our government’s commitment to create jobs and growth.
I am pleased to present the 2013/2014 Departmental Performance Report for Statistics Canada.
Minister of Industry