MP Report - June 15, 2018

Listening to our grads

A few weeks ago the prime minister spoke at the New York University grad in the U.S. While he philosophized in the U.S. here at home our grads are facing a challenging time.

I spoke in Parliament to invite him to attend any one of the grads in our region here in Canada to hear their stories. Thompson faced with the loss of the smelter and refinery. First Nations facing continuing high unemployment and underfunding of education. Churchill still faced with the shutdown of the port and the rail line. He could attend a grad in virtually any community across Canada with grads facing high tuitions and increasingly precarious employment.

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But I doubt if he will. Because I believe he doesn’t want to listen to young people who are concerned about the environment, growing inequality and their economic future. Why? Because when it comes to this prime minister and his policies young people are increasingly saying that this Liberal government is not only not part of the solution it is increasingly part of the problem.

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