Mr. Speaker, science matters. It improves our lives, including how we live, travel and communicate around the world.
Since 2015, evidence-based decision-making has helped to create over one million new jobs and to raise thousands of children and families into the middle class. Now that is real change. Canada's improved status has attracted many world-class researchers to work with us on some of the most pressing challenges facing society, such as climate change and mental health, at a time when many countries are turning inward.
I am optimistic about our future as a country. While there is still much work to be done, it is clear that our science-based plan for Canada is working.