October 9, 1997 (36th Parliament, 1st Session)


Diane St-Jacques

Progressive Conservative

Ms. Diane St-Jacques (Shefford, PC)

Mr. Speaker, I would like to take this opportunity to bring National Family Week to the attention of the House. Like many other Canadians, I am pressed for time by my work schedule and my other activities.
We should all relax a little. We should take time to play with our children and look after those we love, the members of our family.
We must not forget our family, whether it is a traditional family, a reconstituted family, an extended family or a single parent family. We must each remember our own family, and those governing us must do the same.
Unfortunately, the average Canadian family is growing poorer every day. I wish the government would remember whom it represents. Between National Family Week and National Child Day, November 20, I hope it will finally set its own targets for the reduction of poverty, for the good of our children and of their families.

Topic:   Statements By Members
Subtopic:   National Family Week
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