Mr. Speaker, the other day my colleague, the Minister of Human Resource Development, used the term generation x . Generation x refers to young people in Canada who are frustrated with bleak employment prospects and concerned about the value of their education with respect to career opportunities available to them.
In addition to the social challenges facing the youth, generation x finds itself wondering why they must shoulder the burden of the nation's economic woes which were caused by the previous generation. In short they are asking: ``What about us?''
The youth of today are tired of means to no end education and aspire to more than mere part time jobs. It is time to make a change.
The government is committed to the youth of Canada and must certainly reflect that in the next budget through initiatives such as the youth service corps, job training, the national literacy program and increased funding for aboriginal post-secondary education. The government will substantiate its commitment not only to generation x but to future generations as well.