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From coast to coast to coast, tonight Canadians rejected division and negativity. They rejected cuts and austerity. They voted in favor of a progressive agenda and strong action on climate change, we will make life more affordable, we will continue to fight climate change, we will get guns off our streets.
To be honest, as a dad, it's tough trying to explain this to my kids. How do you explain dead whales washing up on beaches around the world, their stomachs jam-packed with plastic bags? as parents we're at a point when we take our kids to the beach and we have to search out a patch of sand that isn't littered with straws, Styrofoam or bottles. That's a problem, one that we have to do something about.
We recognize that during his lifetime Chief Poundmaker was not treated justly nor showed the respect he deserved as a leader of his people, it is my sincere hope that, by coming together today and taking this important step together as equal partners, we can continue the important work of reconciling the past and renewing our relationship.
We would like this conflict to end, but we also do not back down. china is making stronger moves than it has before to try and get its own way on the world stage and Western countries and democracies around the world are pulling together to point out to that this is not something that we need to continue to allow.
In a democracy like ours, and in a space where we value our diversity so strongly, we're allowed to have disagreements and debate. We even encourage it, this matter has generated an important discussion -- how democratic institutions, specifically the federal ministry, and the staff and officials who support it, conduct themselves. It is critical and core to all of our principles.
We are heartbroken knowing many of those we lost had their entire lives in front of them. We grieve with those facing news no parent or family should ever have to face, this is every parent’s worst nightmare. No one should ever have to see their child leave to play the sport they love and never come back.
The Government of Canada is considering this request carefully and seriously. I have asked federal trade officials to further examine the request to inform our government’s next steps, we disagree strongly with the U.S. Department of Commerce’s decision to impose an unfair and punitive duty on Canadian softwood lumber products.
I think people understand that there is a tremendous amount of pressures that come with this job and I am human, but I think at the same time, a big part of recognizing strengths and weaknesses is when you make a mistake you admit it, you make amends, you ask for forgiveness and you make sure it never happens again.
The approach we take on this is very much are we creating conditions for success in the medium and long term that is going to lead to good jobs, that is going to lead to a vibrant and thriving aerospace industry in Canada? that is certainly our hope and that is the nature of the conversations we're having right now with Bombardier.
We need to be consulting with communities; we need to be partnering with indigenous peoples; we need to be reassuring Canadians that the science and environmental impact and the risks are being properly monitored, however, we do need to continue to allow processes ... underway where proponents of a broad range of projects can attempt to acquire the social license that simply was not available, even as a theoretical option, over the past years.
One of the things that changed with Paris was the perception that Canadians had ... (they) had a few more questions, the important thing is to be able to reassure Canadians that absolutely everything is being done to keep Canadians safe and therefore ensure these refugees are welcomed as new Canadians and not a cause for anxiety or division within the population.
The decision on Bombardier will be taken by the minister (of innovation, Navdeep Bains) based on facts, recommendations and economic reasons. It's always tempting to take a political decision, or a decision based on symbols, we will base our decision on economic facts and the benefits for Canadians.
Our (military) commitments will, among other things, ensure that the Royal Canadian Navy is able to operate as a blue water fleet well into the future, by choosing to replace the existing CF-18s with a more affordable aircraft than the F-35s, we will be able to guarantee the delivery of current procurements for the navy.
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