Speech from the Prime Minister to Caucus
Colleagues, I want to speak to you about events that have transpired recently.
You will not be surprised to hear, that I am not happy with the conduct we have witnessed, conduct of Parliamentarians, And the conduct of my own office.
We have worked hard, collectively as a party, as a caucus, and as a government, to dramatically strengthen accountability rules in Ottawa and to apply those standards to ourselves.
I need not remind you, that in 2006, this government was first elected, to clean up the Liberal sponsorship scandal, to ensure the rules are followed, to ensure there are consequences when they are not.
In keeping with the Harper government’s top priorities, job creation, economic growth and long-term prosperity, Hon. Peter Kent, MP for Thornhill today announced funding of nearly half-a- million dollars for 177 Thornhill students through the Canada Summer Jobs program.
Recently, residents of Thornhill have shown concern that the Temporary Foreign Worker Program is being used by some employers to replace Canadians with foreign workers. The Federal Government is taking these concerns very seriously. My priority is to ensure Canadians get first opportunities at available jobs in Thornhill.
Thornhill – Today’s Economic Action Plan 2013 as outlined by Finance Minister Jim Flaherty in the House of Commons continues to focus on economic growth and job creation for long term prosperity which is good news for Thornhill. This plan, will see Canada return to balanced budgets in 2015 and keeps federal taxes at their lowest level in 50 years.
“At my pre-budget meetings and conversations with Thornhillers, concern for maintaining economic growth in the Thornhill area were centred around jobs, competitiveness, and infrastructure”, said Peter Kent, MP for Thornhill
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