Thank you very much. Merci beaucoup.
Thank you very much for that kind introduction.
Merci beaucoup. Thank you very much.
It’s great to be back in front of the FCM. You’ve had quite a busy year.
Look at this crowd: Thousands of New Democrats from coast-to-coast-to-coast ... from the Northwest Territories to Southern Ontario ... from Victoria to the coast of Labrador ... from the centre of Manitoba to all across Quebec ...
It’s an honour to be here with you today to discuss how our two countries can work together to build a balanced, sustainable North American economy in the 21st century.
I think you’ll find over the next 20 minutes that the Calgary Chamber and the New Democratic Party actually hold quite a few similar views on the topic.
For nearly a hundred years, Canada's history has been shaped by relationships beyond our own borders. It is on the world stage that our most fundamental values intersect: Peace and security. Prosperity and social justice. Democracy and good governance.
It’s great to be back in Ottawa with our team, the New Democratic team, the best team in Canadian politics.
It is a pleasure for me to be here today to discuss how we can work together to build a strong, balanced, 21st century Canadian economy.
I’m pleased to be here today to discuss the 2012 federal budget with a group that understands economic policy as well as any.