Canada is one of the top countries when it comes to diversity, accepting people, and equal opportunities to all. Every July 1st we celebrate Canada Day, and this year – as we mark 152 years – we have numerous reasons to celebrate all that makes this country so special.
MP Brampton South, Sonia Sidhu issued the following statement on the Canada Day:
“Canada’s economy has seen a rise and expanded to create more economic boost, career stability and better future. Be it employment or healthcare, Canada tops all.
“Canadians have created more than one million new jobs in the last four years and the unemployment rate is the lowest it’s been in 40 years. And, across the nation, 825,000 Canadians have been lifted out of poverty. Liberal Government has made historic investments in infrastructure, in communities, in Canadians; investments which have made lives better from coast to coast to coast.”
“We are helping make our nation stronger, literally and figuratively, after nearly a decade of neglect under the Conservatives. For example, we know that that to thrive communities need strong infrastructure. So, since November 2015, we have announced over $38 million in federal funding for infrastructure projects that will benefit Brampton and all Bramptonians. We are also investing in GO Transit RER, and over $750 million of this money will go towards the Kitchener Corridor to improve commute times for residents of Brampton, Peel, Toronto, and Wellington.”
“The middle class is the backbone of our society, and our children are its future.” – MP, Brampton South
“The middle class is the backbone of our society, and our children are its future. So, we introduced the Canada Child Benefit to take care of both. Since 2015, almost 300,000 fewer children are living below the poverty line, with the CCB payments benefitting nearly 3.7 million families across the country. In Brampton South alone, the CCB is helping 24,120 children – with over $8.7 million given to families just in April of this year.
“We are standing up for the health of all Canadians. I was proud to introduce and champion motion M-173, which passed with unanimous consent in the House of Commons on June 19th and declared November as Diabetes Awareness Month. This will not only help the 11 million Canadians who have been diagnosed with diabetes or pre-diabetes but will also bring people together so that one day we can find a cure for this terrible disease. Canada once lead the fight against diabetes when we gave insulin to the world, and it is time that we step up and lead once again.
“While this list could go on, I know that our work is not done and that more is always possible. So, let’s also take this opportunity to recommit ourselves to working hard every single day, and ensuring that every Canadian benefits equally from Canada’s successes. Let’s recommit ourselves to supporting our workers, creating more opportunities, growing the middle class, fighting climate change; let’s recommit ourselves to moving forward together.
“I know that we can do all of this and more – because stepping up to challenges is what we do; it’s what we have always done, and it’s what we will always continue do. And, as long as we keep facing them together, no challenge will ever be too great.”
“Let’s never forget exactly what July 1st reminds us of ” – Sonia Sidhu
” Canada Day reminds us, every single year, who we are as a nation. Right now, we are gearing up for an election which will test what we stand for, and one that will pit hope against hate – let’s never forget exactly what July 1st reminds us of. Canadians are an example to the world because of the way we treat each other; we help lift each other up, we protect each other, and we open our hearts and homes to those in need. This spirit is what makes us successful and has made Canada all that it is – let’s never lose sight of that.
From me and my family to all of you, a very happy Canada Day!”