As the first session of the 42nd parliament has come to an end, I can say confidently that our government has accomplished much but there is more work ahead of us than behind us.
In the first seven months, we have followed through on three very significant promises. Our government has:
1) Cut taxes for the middle class
Nearly nine million Canadians now have more money in their pocket to pay their mortgages, start their own businesses, and plan for their future.
2) Introduced the Canada Child Benefit (CCB)
The CCB will provide 9 out of 10 families with more money to help with housing costs, groceries, and clothes. The CCB will lift hundreds of thousands of kids out of poverty, giving more Canadian children a real chance to succeed. If you have children under the age of 18, keep an eye out for your Canada Child Benefit cheque in the mail around July 20.
3) Made progress on strengthening the Canada Pension Plan (CPP)
This is because all Canadians – our parents, ourselves, our kids and grandkids – deserve a secure and dignified retirement after spending their lives working hard.
Our government is serious about delivering the kind of change that Canadians want, and need, and voted for. Thank you to everyone who shared their comments and concerns on Bills and joined us at Town Halls. Your engagement in your government and the communication with our office has been incredible. We always appreciate hearing from you.