Mr. Speaker, a new report by the Canadian Institute of Child Health details the unacceptable levels of child poverty in this country.
Poor children are more likely to die at birth and more likely to suffer from low birth weight, chronic health problems and psychiatric disorders.
I urge the Minister of Human Resources Development and the government to put Canadian children first when undertaking the upcoming social security reforms. Canadian children have been neglected. It is time to show real leadership and humanity. It is time to improve the lives of Canadian children and their families.