Mr. Marwan Tabbara (Kitchener South—Hespeler, Lib.): Mr. Speaker, people in my riding of Kitchener South—Hespeler in the Waterloo region are proud of our government’s commitment to grow the economy, create jobs, and strengthen the middle class. They know that smart investments our government is making will help more Canadians find and keep good well-paying jobs.
Can the minister update this House on what our government is doing to grow the economy and ensure every Canadian has a fair shot at success?
Hon. Patty Hajdu (Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, Lib.): Mr. Speaker, the investments we are making in child care, skilled trades, training, and infrastructure will put more Canadians on the path to success. Since our government first took office, the Canadian economy has created over half a million jobs. We have seen 11 consecutive months of job growth, the best in a decade. As Bank of Montreal economist Doug Porter noted, September and October marked the highest two-month period of job growth on record. We rolled out a plan to make smart investments to grow our economy and strengthen our middle class, and that plan is working.