Mr. Speaker, here in Ottawa at the Debra Dynes Family House, over 800 people rely on the community access program to connect with the world. Children complete their school work and people get information about their communities and search for jobs.
Thanks to access to technology, young people from Debra Dynes Family House are now graduating as nurses, doctors, engineers and police officers. Crime is down, adults learn computer skills and parents have support for their families.
This year's Conservative budget kills the community access program. The government is pulling the plug on opportunity.
Nearly 54% of low-income Canadians do not have access to the Internet.
I call on the government to reverse this decision, invest in families and give opportunities to our young people.