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.
Canada is the homeland of equality, justice and tolerance.
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.
There is no greater honour than to serve Canadians.
I believe that Canadians have the common sense to see that a better future cannot be built on fragmentation.
I'd be prouder still to say I was Canada's 10th woman prime minister.
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.
I know Quebecers don't want to relive old battles; they prefer to build for the future.
Our first Prime Minister saw a country that would be known for its generosity of spirit. And so it is.
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.
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.
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.
I believe it is time for new leadership that is able to leave the '70s behind.
We Canadians are not given as a people to great patriotic displays.
For too many, to work means having less income.
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