moved for leave to introduce Bill C-245, an act concerning the development of a national poverty reduction strategy in Canada.
Mr. Speaker, today it is my great honour to introduce my first bill, a bill to reduce poverty.
I have done community work my whole life, and my goal has always been to help build a more just and inclusive society. That is why I am introducing this bill to develop a national poverty reduction strategy.
As the progressive opposition party, we care about reducing social inequality and building stronger communities. It is high time the federal government showed some leadership, which it can do by passing this bill for a comprehensive strategy to reduce and fight poverty. We must act now.
I invite all of my colleagues from all parties here in the House to pass my bill at second reading.
(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)