Mr. Speaker, it is with great pleasure that I rise to respond to my colleague from Oxford.
We have the start up of 63 new projects under Youth Services Canada. These projects will allow over 850 young Canadians across the country to gain valuable skills while helping out in
their communities. Whether it is opening up a second hand store for the needy in Montreal, setting up crime awareness programs in Winnipeg or preserving native culture in Yukon, projects are geared to help both the kids and their communities.
Unemployed youth who participate in Youth Services Canada are breaking the cycle of dependency and learning good, solid job skills.
The announcement underlies once again the government's commitment to the youth of the country and its determination to take action on it.