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Video- Infrastructure Investment

Posted on April 24, 2015

April 22, 2015- A day after the federal budget is tabled in the House of Commons, MP Chrystia Freeland asks the government to invest in infrastructure and economic growth

Ms. Chrystia Freeland (Toronto Centre, Lib.): 

Mr. Speaker, “multipliers for infrastructure spending… are… high. In contrast, a reduction in personal income taxes has a considerably lower multiplier…”. Those are not my words. That is the sound economic argument laid out by Jim Flaherty in his 2009 budget.

 

Could the current minister explain why he is ignoring this wise advice and handing out tax breaks to the rich instead of investing seriously in infrastructure and the economic growth middle-class Canadians so urgently need?

 

Press Release- Federal budget offers no solutions to combat youth unemployment

Posted on April 23, 2015

Federal budget offers no solutions to combat youth unemployment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 23, 2015

TORONTO – The Conservative government’s federal budget offers no support for young Canadians struggling to find good jobs, say Liberals.

The 2015-2016 budget, tabled by Finance Minister Joe Oliver on Tuesday, proposes changes to the Canada Student Loans Program, but ignores the nearly 15% of young people in Ontario who can’t find work.

“Young Canadians are facing one of the toughest job markets in our country’s history” said Liberal MP Chrystia Freeland, whose riding includes Ryerson University, George Brown College, Collège Boréal and the eastern portion of the University of Toronto. “373,300 young adults across the country are unemployed, more than 165,000 in Ontario alone. The government’s proposal to make student loans more accessible is a helpful first step, but doesn’t account for the fact that students need jobs after they graduate. The reality is a dismal job market with fewer and fewer opportunities to succeed.”

Recent studies indicate that nearly 28% of young adults across the country are either unemployed or underemployed.

“This creates a difficult situation for everyone, including low and middle income parents who have to come up with the additional resources to support kids who have moved back home,” said Ms. Freeland.

A Conference Board of Canada study from February found that young Canadians could face a lower lifetime earning potential than any previous generation.

“There is no worse indicator of a country’s economic performance than the possibility that our future may be poorer than our past,” said Ms. Freeland. “This budget was an opportunity to take on these issues and create a real plan for jobs and growth. Instead, we were handed a plan that benefits the wealthiest Canadians at the expense of those who need help the most.”

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Rachel Rappaport
Office of MP Chrystia Freeland
613-992-5234

Letter to Minister of Transport on Rail Safety

Posted on April 20, 2015

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Photos- Rail Safety Event

Posted on April 17, 2015

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Event – Rail Safety Follow-Up

Posted on April 1, 2015

On November 28th, 2014, I co-hosted a community forum on rail safety with my colleagues Adam Vaughan, MP for Trinity–Spadina and the Hon. Carolyn Bennett, MP […]

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Article – The erosion of middle-class jobs and incomes in Canada is finally being exposed

Posted on April 1, 2015

Chrystia Freeland: The erosion of middle-class jobs and incomes in Canada is finally being exposed By: Chrystia Freeland Published in the National Post One of the central […]

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Speech – Rail Safety / Discours – La Sécurité Ferroviaire

Posted on April 1, 2015

Speech originally delivered in English and French. To view the speech in English, click here. Pour voir le discours en français, cliquez ici.     Monsieur le Président, […]

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Video- Trade with Asia

Posted on March 24, 2015

March 24, 2015- MP Chrystia Freeland asks the government about Canada’s dwindling trade presence in Asia and its effect on Canadian jobs. Ms. Chrystia Freeland (Toronto […]

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Photos- Meeting with Safe Rail and Our Lady of Lourdes

Posted on March 24, 2015

Meeting with members of Safe Rail, a Toronto-based, community initiative advocating for greater railway safeguards and transparency.   Meeting with Our Lady of Lourdes parishioners who […]

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Photos – Arts, Culture and the Future of the CBC

Posted on March 16, 2015

Thank you to everyone who came out & joined our conversation on Arts, Culture and the Future of the CBC! It was wonderful to hear from […]

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Constituency Office:
1027 Yonge Street
Unit 315
Toronto, Ontario, M4W 2K9
Tel: 416-954-2222
Fax: 416-954-9649
chrystia.freeland@parl.gc.ca

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Parliament of Canada
Ottawa, ON Canada K1A 0A6
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