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An increasing number of Canadians must juggle the demands of work with the need to care for children, or for family members who are ill or too frail to care for themselves. Our programs have simply not kept pace with these societal changes.
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As Canadian citizens, we benefit from a system of social programs that is second to none. But we know that our system has let a lot of people down-that is has not adequately supported their efforts to become self-reliant and to participate in society to the best of their ability.
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Canada is the homeland of equality, justice and tolerance.
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Canadians know that our difficulties will not be resolved overnight. They are tired of politicians who pretend they will be.
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Canadians want to see real hope restored, not false hopes raised.
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Despite our high rate of unemployment, 300,000 jobs go unfilled largely because many of the unemployed lack the skills needed today as a result of technological progress.
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For me, unemployment and poverty in the Greater Montreal area is not mainly a problem of structure, or design, or statistics. It is a profoundly human situation.
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For over 20 years, the federal and provincial governments have made enormous efforts employing a variety of approaches in an attempt to stimulate Montreal's economy.
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For people on social assistance, the loss of free dental care, prescription drugs and subsidized housing can greatly outweigh additional income from working. We've all heard the stories.
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For too many, to work means having less income.
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Government cannot and must not replace private initiative.
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Governments allocate enormous resources for social programs. And it is true that for many years we have had one of the best social service systems in the world. Yet we are still incapable of meeting the needs of tens of thousands of Canadian families.
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I believe it is time for new leadership that is able to leave the '70s behind.
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I believe that Canadians have the common sense to see that a better future cannot be built on fragmentation.
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I believe, basically, that Canadians respect the demanding and important work accomplished by their politicians.
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I have always believed governments must adapt to the needs of the people, not the other way around.
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I have some bad news for our opponents but good news for Quebecers: our candidates will all make excellent MPs.
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I know Quebecers don't want to relive old battles; they prefer to build for the future.
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I'd be prouder still to say I was Canada's 10th woman prime minister.
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In all modesty, we must admit that governments are not always the best doctors when it comes to diagnosing economic ailments and prescribing the right treatment.
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It would be naive to imagine we have solved all our income security problems simply because the roles of the federal and provincial governments in the area of skills training have been clarified.
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On the same day I was sworn in as Prime Minister of Canada, I announced the most sweeping reform ever undertaken in the structure of our federal government.
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Only strong, united representation from Quebec will enable us to work effectively on Montreal's economic recovery.
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Our first Prime Minister saw a country that would be known for its generosity of spirit. And so it is.
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Progressive Conservative candidates from Quebec want to exert real power in Ottawa, not simply be content with playing a secondary role.
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Quebecers have rarely in their history been better represented than they are right now-at the highest levels of the federal government.
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Since the end of the Second World War, our population has more than doubled to 27 million people.
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Some of you may have been hoping that today I would speak about Lucien Bouchard's latest economic theories. But I have decided to spare him for the time being: after all, he is a man.
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The world has changed profoundly since our programs were first established.
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There is no greater honour than to serve Canadians.
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To suggest that Quebecers willingly give up the chance to exercise fully their influence within the federal government would be to betray the historical role Quebec has always played in Confederation, and to undermine the legitimacy of their pride and ambitions.
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Too often, governments have operated in a vacuum, believing they could come up with some magic formula to which they have an exclusive patent.
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We Canadians are not given as a people to great patriotic displays.
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We have to define and put into practice a better, more coherent and effective policy on income security.
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We know that massive injections of public funds are neither possible nor desirable.
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We now know that unity, the cornerstone of Canada's greatness and prosperity, is above all a matter of emotion and reason for every citizen.
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We plan to lift the veil of secrecy surrounding the preparation of the budget. We also plan to open up the process of government appointments.
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