Statements by Members: Child Poverty – Bread Not Stones Initiative

The Honourable Member from London West. Mr. Speaker, Yesterday was Universal Children’s Day. In light of this, I am proud to get up in
the House and talk about the work our Government has done with the introduction of the Canada
Child Benefit, which will help lift an estimated 300,000 children out of poverty. Initiatives like Bread not Stones, a United
Church of Canada project, helps raise awareness to reduce child poverty in Canada. We welcome several representatives of this
initiative this afternoon. Our guests are honoured to present all MPs
with Rag Dolls that act as powerful symbols of child poverty. I encourage all my colleagues in the House
to pick up their Doll of Hope in their lobby. Bread not Stones and their event partners,
Campaign 2000 and Citizens for Public Justice urge everyone to keep working for our most
vulnerable children, until the job is done. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

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