Mr. Speaker, today, on the International Day of Families, the Bloc Quebecois wishes to emphasize the importance of this primary social unit for each and every one of us.
Many believe that the family is the place where the individual is formed, for better or for worse. That is why it is so important to aim for more equality in our society, and I mean not only equal opportunities but also some basic equality in living conditions.
In 1993, more than one million families in Canada were living below the poverty line. For us as elected representatives, this should be a day to reflect on what we hope to achieve in this House and how we can improve the lives of families in Quebec and Canada.