December 16th, 2015 - 5:38pm
It is all about priorities.
In my first questions in the new Parliament last week I talked about how important it is to address the challenges facing Canadians.
I called on the Government to move beyond a tax cut that will only benefit 30% of Canadians, specifically those who are the wealthiest - and to take measures to support the majority of Canadians who are struggling to make ends meet.
I pointed to the continuing pressures faced in terms of child care in terms of both rising cost and availability. I called on the Government to support quality, affordable, accessible childcare for Canadian families.
In the last few weeks there have been hopeful commitments on the Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women as well as fulfilling the recommendations in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. I will be working to make sure that these priorities are acted on as we go forward.