Mr. Speaker, I am pleased today to draw attention to the Liberal government's commitment toward building a strong future for all Canadians, especially Canadian children.
Yesterday we were presented with a workable budget, a budget that invests in jobs, health care, education and children.
The government has long recognized that children are our greatest resource, that they are our future and we must invest in them. The government has made the investment.
The national child benefit system is an innovative approach to reducing the number of Canadian children who live in poverty. The new system will provide a total of $6 billion in assistance to low
income families across Canada which will improve the living standards of hundreds of thousands of Canadian children.
The national child benefit system is a step forward in the fight against child poverty. It is exactly the type of program that will give our children a fighting chance for a better future. It demonstrates our commitment to our future: Canada's children.