Canada’s 150th anniversary allows us to reflect upon and celebrate our common citizenship and values. Our stories are diverse, but we are united in our common values of kindness, generosity, and hard work. As I travel around our community, I am inspired by your amazing stories and your love for Canada. I am also humbled and blessed by your support and wise counsel. Thank you!
We had a productive and busy spring session in the House of Commons. We raised taxes on the wealthiest one per cent so we could cut taxes for the middle class. We unveiled tax relief measures for deployed Canadian Armed Forces personnel and police officers. We also outlined new foreign and defence policies and made it easier for hardworking immigrants to become citizens. Yet we still have much more work to do.