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Universal Child Day Monday, 20 November 2006

On Monday, November 20th, Mike shared the following statement in the House of Commons:

Mr. Speaker, today countries around the world celebrate Universal Child Day. This day reminds us of our shared commitment to the International Convention on the Rights of the Child.

The Convention recognizes the fundamental role that parents and families play in the lives of children.  And indeed, supporting families with children is a key priority of this Government.  That is why we’ve introduced Canada’s Universal Child Care Plan – a plan that helps all parents balance work and family life as they see fit, regardless of where they live or their child care preferences.

We recognize the diversity of families. We know that no two families are exactly alike, and each has its own distinct needs.

Mr. Speaker, on this day of the child, my wife Debi and I are thankful for our own children, Jaden and Jenae, and the joy they bring to our lives.  Let us all take a moment today to celebrate our children; to be thankful for their presence in our lives and for the future that they represent.



 
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